Anyone who works a lot with the mouse and cramps through a wrong posture can get a so-called mouse arm - an inflammation of the muscles in the forearm. The best measure: to optimize the workplace. And that includes the perfect mouse.
Hand as a measure
Small, big, extra large, with cable, without cable: PC mice are available in all variations. But neither for them nor for the mouse pads exist any standards. That's why your hand is the measure of all things when choosing the right PC mouse. The mouse should be about as big as your arched hand. In addition, it should be optimally adapted to the hand shape. PC mice are usually round to the ball of the thumb and broader towards the fingers. The thumb, the little finger and the ring finger should be stored comfortably. The support for a good mouse depressions for the fingertips. So the mouse can also be guided ideally by hand.
A particularly natural and relaxed hand posture can be achieved with a vertical mouse. The keys are not attached to the top but to the side. The position of the hand is like shaking hands.
Another way to relieve the musculature of the hand is to use a mouse pad with support for the wrist. A good mouse pad should also be smooth, washable and not cold. Stone supports, for example, are unsuitable because they unnecessarily cool the hand. The mouse must move effortlessly on the mat. For modern mice with infrared control, a mouse pad is not essential. However, if the tabletop is too dark, the controller will not work properly.
Back to overview "Ergonomic workplace - this is what it looks like"