The NoHands Mouse allows users to completely control the cursor without taking their hands off the keyboard or their eyes off the monitor. Two interchangeable foot pedals sit on the floor beneath the computer desk.
One pedal controls cursor movement and the other controls the ìclickingî function. According to its manufacturer, the NoHands Mouse increases productivity by 20-30% by eliminating hand movement between the keyboard and mouse. In addition, those suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome can ease the strain on their arms and wrists by shifting mouse control to the ankle joints. Each unit comes with a tutorial that takes one through the finer points of foot mouse operation and coordination. Selling for an SRP of $199, the product is compatible with Windows, Windows 95, OS/2 and Macintosh mouse drivers. Hunter Digital, Los Angeles, CA, (800) 57-MOUSE, www.footmouse.com.
This article originally appeared in the 04/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.
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