By utilizing the larger arm muscles rather than the smaller muscles and tendons of the hand and wrist, the Penguin Ambidextrous Ergonomic Mouse reduces unneeded strain and stress caused by standard horizontal mice. With its innovative vertical stance, the Penguin can actually reduce the risk or even prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). And with 4.8 million Americans suffering from CTS each year, this innovative design is nothing to ignore.
According to a study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, CTS “is the most expensive upper-extremity musculoskeletal disorder at an estimated cost of medical care in the US exceeding $2 billion annually”. The study then goes on to state that after workers are diagnosed with CTS it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain a productive work atmosphere—resultaing in a high number of those diagnosed forced to leave their jobs or drastically cut down on their hours worked, thus drastically (or completely eliminating) compensation. It’s hard to believe something seemingly as simple as the ergonomics of the computer mouse you use can dictate your physical and financial well-being.
A simple solution to a complex problem, the vertical alignment of the Penguin mouse makes all the difference. The Penguin Mouse keeps the hand, wrist and forearm in the natural and neutral position, reducing pressure on the nerves and tendons – greatly reducing the risk of debilitating conditions like Carpet Tunnel Syndrome. The Penguin is also ambidextrous so the user can change hands throughout the day to avoid Repetitive Strain Injury.
In another study by VSI Risk Management, the Penguin mouse was given to a study group of 22 and asked them to compare it to three popular mice on the market, including another vertical design, a joystick design, and a standard horizontal mouse. The study measured things like comfort, usability, efficiency, and productivity. The results were all positive – 90% found the Penguin to be the most comfortable, 82% said that it was superior in design and usability, and 77% chose to keep the Penguin over the other mice.
I can’t say enough about this mouse. It really is a drastic difference for the better. Once you do buy a new Penguin, be sure to choose the size that fits your hand best (it comes in three different sizes), and when using the mouse, transition use between your left and right hand so you don’t put all the work on one side.
It’s high time you stop placing your health at risk. Stop hurting yourself with that old, horizontal mouse design. Get a new Penguin Vertical Mouse today and feel the difference.
*First study: “CTS Prevalence and Incidence in the US Working Population” – Dale, Harris, et al
*Second study: “Penguin Mouse Usability Study” – VSI Risk Management & Ergonomics
Author: Andrae Bergeron
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