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Use This Vertical Mouse to Avoid Massive Arm Deformation

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Before you say anything… Yes, I know. We’re about 10 years behind on the news of this mouse, but since we won’t need to use a mouse to move bits around in the near future, we might as well show you what mouse you could have been using all these year. The Evoluent Vertical Mouse. Even thought your spine is curving into your desk, this odd looking mouse has been proven by medical doctors, therapists and ergonomists to “promote a neutral wrist and forearm posture” and just look at it… You can go from mousing about to smashing something 10x faster and with less chance of injury by using it.

Evoluent Vertical Mouse

Exactly how long has this mouse been around? As long as people realized that a traditional mouse was designed with pure bone-deforming evil…

In 1994, a revolutionary ergonomic mouse was invented and patented by Jack Lo due to discomfort he had when using a conventional mouse. His invention was the first mouse to support a hand in a fully upright handshake position for eliminating the arm twisting required by ordinary mice.

From there, Jack tried to license the design to manufacturers receiving nothing but rejection letters in return. He received great public response at Comdex in 2001 and decided to produce it himself. There was no Kickstater back then, so Jack handled all the funding, development and pr himself. Now, it’s on version 4 and available at Amazon for $89.95.

Via CoolTools

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About Josh Mings

Josh is co-founder of EvD Media. He engineers and designs, is the Marketing Manager for Luxion, is a CSWP certified for SolidWorks training and support and excels at falling awkwardly. He is editor of SolidSmack.com and co-host of EngineerVsDesigner.com, a weekly podcast about design, engineering and what makes it all happen.

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  • Bart Verwilligen

    Mr. Lo,
    A colleague of mine uses your mouse with good results. There are only 2 arguments I have: I does not seem to work properly on our workbenches (off-white shiny formica) while my own mouse (Logitech wireless laser mouse) has no problem. He has to use a white sheet of paper. The other is that this mouse should be wireless, so it gives you more freedom of position. Having to drag the cord around creates more strain on the arm…
    I suffered from a mouse arm too, but it disappeared over the years, with the help of my cordless logitech (predecessor of the M950) which has a tilted operation angle.

    My 2 cents….

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  • Mike

    I Was Hoping It Was A Trackball Mouse. Now That Would Be Fantastic. Or I Will Have To Make My Own, Is There A Vertical Trackball Mouse Made ?