Sunday, August 07, 2005

Technology Testdrive

A review of the Apple Mighty Mouse along with several tips for selecting a mouse for you ...

"Shopping for a computer mouse is often too much like shopping for shoes: We're lured into choosing fashion over comfort. This is a mistake that can quite literally become a pain in the neck. Or the wrists. Or the shoulders.

I called two experts last week for some advice: Dr. David Rempel, director of the University of California San Francisco/Berkeley Ergonomics Program, and Ira Janowitz, a senior ergonomics consultant in the program office. They offered several pointers:

--Find a mouse that fits comfortably in your hand. A large man, for example, needs a bigger mouse than a petite woman or a child. Don't be shy about buying a mouse and then returning it a week or two later if it proves uncomfortable.

--Place the mouse as close to the keyboard as possible, to minimize stretching your arm.

--Reduce mouse use as much as possible by learning keyboard shortcuts."   continued ...   (Via RedNova News)

Mighty Mouse - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Selecting the best ergonomic mouse.

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