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Ergonomic Mouse: knob-surface for relieving pains of the Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Syndrome

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000126461D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Jul-19
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jul-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 15K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A mouse with a knob-surface and an optional integrated heating can relieve the pains caused by the Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Syndrome or can help to prevent getting RSI Syndrome.

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Summary: Disclosed is a device for preventing the RSI Syndrome or relieving the pains caused by the RSI Syndrome. The device is an ergonomic mouse with either a rubber-knob surface and option of heating or a rubber -knob "coat" only that can be coated over different mouse types already available. Both versions have a therapeutic effect while working with the mouse.

Description:

    While working very concentrated the hand often cramps around the mouse and is getting cold, too. This tension leads to pains in hand and often up into the arms and the neck and after a longer time promotes the RSI Syndrome .

    The surface of a usual mouse is plane and the logical step is to design it more ergonomically through applying a surface with rubber-knobs to gain a therapeutic effect. The rubber-knob-surface can either be directly applied onto the mouse during the normal production process or, as an alternative for those users who do not want to buy a new mouse a rubber-knob mouse-overcoat can be "coated" over an existing mouse or even over a joy-stick.

    To give an idea how a rubber-knob-mouse can look like, the normal IBM* Sleek-Mouse can be taken as base model:

Figure 1: IBM* Sleek-Mouse

With the rubber-knob-coat this mouse looks like:

Figure 2: Rubber-Knob Mouse

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    A further possibility to support the therapeutic ef...