Wednesday, November 07, 2007

A new ergonmic design......is it a mouse or a pen?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (what is....) is a "painful progressive condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist."

Although research will state there are several causes and factors of CTS....there seems to be more CTS cases since people started having computers in their homes and offices.

CTS has caused a lot of "down time" in many offices/businesses around the world and a lot of research and product development has been done in this area over the years.

A new product that has hit the market is the WOW-Pen. A unique concept that has evolved through the research of CTS. One of the culprits of CTS is the computer mouse. A simple input device that many of us don't think twice about but is something that we "hang onto" for long periods of time throughout a day. How many people think to "fit" their mouse to their hand before they buy one? We all have different sizes and shapes of hands....why would we think that one size or type fits all?

The WOW-Pen attempts to address the CTS issue along with functionality of a new mouse. Based around the concept of a pen, the WOW-Pen is quite different than what we are used to. There are several models to choose from that include a variety of functions to suit every ones needs.

Would be interested to know if anyone has given WOW-Pen a try and what they thought of it.

I may have to throw my old scroll mouse away!

1 comment:

yellow15 said...

Brenda, i have a 3M ergonomic mouse in my drawer. (http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/ergonomics/home/products/ergonomicmouse/) It's not as fancy as or hi-tech as the WOW-Pen but feel free to borrow it if you want to give it a try!