Swedish design firm, Mousetrapper Nordic has just launched the Mousetrapper Advance in the U.K. The Mousetrapper Advance is a unique electronic pointing device, that has been designed to help suffers of repetitive strain injury (RSI). The Mousetrapper Advance replaces the need for the traditional mouse.
According to Mary Braitch, sales manager of Mousetrapper UK, “RSI is a growing problem, as more people use computers extensively. With an intelligent and ergonomic design, the Mousetrapper Advance tackles this issue by integrating the operations normally performed with a mouse into the Mousetrapper device sitting in the keyboard area. It minimizes excessive wrist, upper arm and shoulder movement – which causes typing strain – and therefore provides rapid relief to users suffering from many forms of RSI.”
Basically, the Mousetrapper Advance is made up of a patented ergonomically designed , multi-dimensional, steering pad that is integrated into a cushioned wrist support area which attaches to the user’s keyboard. All the normal mouse functions can be performed using the operator’s hands that are position comfortably over the Home Keys. Now this has been calculated so as to relieve any strain the user may face when operating the keyboard or mouse.
Heavy keyboard users most often underestimate the detrimental effect of RSI on their ability to work until too late. According to Mary Vraitch, “RSI is easier to prevent than cure.”
The Mousetrapper Advance’s USB connector can be fitted in a few seconds to most PC and Apple systems. More importantly, the Mousetrapper Advance has been developed to provide the same relief and benefit for both left and right-handed users.
It is interesting to know that the original Mousetrapper was first introduced in 1994, and it sure did revolutionize the market. However, with the introduction of the new patented electronic version of the Mousetrapper Advance, it is much more user-friendly and provide effective solutions to RSI that its predecessor.
“The total cost of a workstation and its operator can be in the order of £30,000 a year,” explains Braitch. “So the modest additional cost of a Mousetrapper Advance, ensuring optimum comfort and minimizing typing strain, is surely a wise investment – especially as it represents the equivalent of one day’s absence caused by RSI symptoms.”
The mouse trapper Advance device will sell for a price of £169.95, and comes with a one year warranty.