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Avoid Carpal Tunnel Syndrome With The NoHands Mouse

I get some pretty brutal bounds of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome-you know, that intense pain that invades your hands and fingers until you can't type anymore...  My hands turn into twisted claws that can barely hold my beer.

And when something gets in the way of me and my beer, I look for a solution.  And Hunter Digital may have just found the answer:



It looks sort of like the foot controller for my X-Box games-but doesn't operate that way.  One pedal is the pointer; the other clicks the buttons (toe click for the left mouse button, heel click for the right).

Various amounts of pressure result in different results.  For example, to drag something across the screen, you press gently with your toe.  You'll hear a click.  Simply keep your toe depressed until the cursor reaches where you want it to go, then release the pedal.

This little whopper makes it possible for those with disabilities to be fully productive on a computer.  It also eliminates the need for a computer user to remove his/her hands from the keyboard, thus improving performance.

But it gets better.

It can be combined with voice recognition software or a touch-screen keyboard to further enhance productivity.  It is also cross-platform hardware, working with Windows 95/XP/Vista, Mac OS, and Linux.

Here.  Watch the pretty girl demonstrate:


I imagine it would take a bit of practice to get used to; I suspect I'd be right clicking all over the place.  And I would think that listening to music could potentially cause you to inadvertently erase a file...  No toe-tapping.

Since I'm left-handed and have Carpal Tunnel, I'm gonna find me one of these.  Imagine... I won't even have to put down my beverage when toolin' around online.

SOURCE: NoHands Mouse

Comments
May 27, 2009
by Anonymous

Protection against smelly feet?

I wonder if they thought about people that have smelly feet? It would end up to a smelly foot-mouse... or worse.

May 27, 2009
by John P. Barker
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Ewwww....

What about foot-mouse gels for arch support?

Jun 7, 2009
by John P. Barker
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Cool...

Thanks!  I'll try that and tell others about it.