New ‘handshake mouse’ to reduce wrist injury

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A vertically-designed mouse designed to emulate a handshake has been launched by Dutch ergonomic experts BakkerElkhuizen.

The style is meant to reduce strain as the handshake position means that when using a vertical mouse the wrist doesn’t bend sideways as much and the lower arm needs less inward rotation. This means there is much less muscle activity in the lower arm than when using a standard mouse, which in turn helps you work pain-free and quickly.

The Scandinavian company is aiming to reduce muscle tension and causes of RSI in the office with their ‘SRM Mouse’. In a statement, the company said:

BakkerElkhuzien offer High-quality workplace solutions and specialise in developing high-end, ergonomic hard- and software solutions that contribute to the physical and mental wellbeing of computer users. Our innovative solutions physically and mentally triggered to move more, work more efficiently, adopt proper working postures and alternate between postures. Their products are based on scientific research. These studies result in high-end products that demonstrably increase the user’s productivity.”


“People are central to BakkerElkhuizen’s philosophy; not just in the development of products, but also concerning their employees and in the cooperative relationships that they maintain with their partners, suppliers and customers. They attach considerable value to long-term relationships. Thanks to these long-lasting relationships with their partners and their extensive knowledge of ergonomics, understanding of the market and product portfolio, they now have a leading position in the ergonomics market.”

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