A crucial part of a healthy workstation is the ergonomic mouse. We use the mouse more than we can possibly notice, and the repetitive motion of our wrists and hands, if poorly positioned can lead to pain and injury. An ergonomic mouse, no matter the style, can be an effective device in preventing injury, pain, and in promoting healthy work habits at the computer.
Are you keeping your mouse close to your keyboard? Ensure your mouse is close to your keyboard and you are not extending your hand to reach for the mouse when using the mouse. It is important to keep your mouse in a place that your wrist is in a natural position when you use your mouse. A large keyboard would enable you to place the mouse next to your keyboard. In case you have a regular size keyboard tray, we recommend that you use a mouse platform and clip the mouse platform to your keyboard.
A healthy habit- We recommend to all our customers to develop the healthy habit of alternating between left/right hand when using their mouse. It would take a while to establish this habit, but will take a lot of pressure off of your arm and shoulder when you start using both hands when working with your mouse.
How to choose the right mouse- The mouse that you are working with needs to fit your hand. There are different options in the market and you need to choose a mouse that would fit your small or big hand. You also need to ensure that the mosue you choose would be suitable for right or left hand. Some are designed for both left and right hand and would provide you with the capability of using your right or left hand. You can give rest to either of your hands by using a mouse that is designed for both left and right hand.
Ergonomic mice are a small but important investment in the health and productivity of you and your employees.