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Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 1:52:55 PM | Ergonomic mouse substitute

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Hello! 

 

I have some issues with carpal tunnel syndrome and are looking to replace my mouse with something for work and everyday computer use. I normally work with revit, archicad and artlantis and I have no experience of using anything other than a mouse and would like to here some of your experiences from different kind of substitutes. 

I am kinda picky about hardware performance and atm I am yousing mostly gaming hardware simply because of the quality and great response of the products. I am also a bit worried about how  some of the substitutes would effect my drafting speed. 

Any feedback on any type of substitute for a mouse is valuable for me, one of the things I have been interested in trying is the mouse trapper advance (http://www.mousetrapper.se/mousetrapper-advance-p-26-c-117.aspx) but i personally hate using the touchpads on laptops so I am not sure about how this would feel to me. however I lik the idea of something that is centered on the keybard. 

Most ergonomic products are quite expensive and I would love some feedback before I throw my cash away just to try stuff out. 


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Thu, May 2, 2013 at 4:42:49 PM | Ergonomic mouse substitute

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Leap Motion is due out this year.  Carpal Tunnel free guaranteed!

 

https://www.leapmotion.com/

Have you looked into 3D Connexion?

 

I use a very specific Logitech laser mouse myself.  Multibutton, weighted and on a cushioned mousepad.


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Thu, May 2, 2013 at 5:14:05 PM | Ergonomic mouse substitute

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Get a 'Dual' optical mouse if you can find one. Much more precise movement.


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Thu, May 2, 2013 at 11:06:41 PM | Ergonomic mouse substitute

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Thanks for the tips rbcameron2, The leapmotion looks awesome and really innovative. I really wanna try that out to see how it works out. I guess it would take a while to get used to. 

I like the looks of the 3d connexion too, but I feel like I would have to jump between the keyboard and the 3d mouse alot (since I use alot of keyboard shortcuts) and thats essentially the same outward motion with your arm as you get from using a mouse. 

It would atleast remove the needs to use the scroll wheel and scrollwheel click which I find being one of the the most straining things atleast for me. 

My temporary sollution for that is to rebind scrollwheel functions to thumb buttons on my mouse with x-mouse button controll. 

 


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Fri, May 3, 2013 at 3:14:55 AM | Ergonomic mouse substitute

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Here is my way.

In 1998, I started feel carpal tunnel problem after working on AutoCAD for 5 years.

I simply switched the regular two-botton mouse with center roller, form right-hand setting to left-hand setting, but still using my right-hand.

Which means I am putting my index finger on the right button for picking and also on the center roller for zooming;thumb on the left button for enter, just rotate the mouse to about 45 degrees.

You can see our hand was created that the thumb and index can work together perfectly, not the index and middle.

After a couple of days practice, it was perfect.

15 years passed, with crazy work load, I have no problems with my hand.

That's my two cents.



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