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The OrthoMouse from Orthovia is designed to put your hand in the 'position of function'. When you flex your fingers (i.e. curling your fingers into a ball) you are using the flexor muscles in your hand. When you open your hand (extending your fingers to a straight position) you are using your extensor muscles. The position of function is the point of balance between these two sets of muscles. This design also enhances the tactility of the mouse by using the extra sensitivity in your fingertips to provide maximum precision and accuracy.
The sensor is near the 'top' or tip of the mouse, directly below your fingertips, making the act of targeting and positioning the cursor a direct extension of your fingers (much like writing).
In order to accommodate the various hand sizes, the OrthoMouse comes with several slide-on attachments at the base and top of the mouse to accommodate different hand sizes and methods of use. This ensures an increased sense of tactility and confidence in cursor positioning, resulting in a very small learning curve. This mouse is ideally suited for anyone who is seeking a sense of precision and high tactile feedback including graphics designers and gamers.
Now available in Wireless (see detailed specifications for further details).
Keeps hand relaxed
- By maintaining the hand's natural 'position of function', the Orthomouse helps relax the hand, even when mousing, so that hand injuries can be avoid by minimizing stresses due to overextending the finger muscles and excessive pronation/supination.
Ensures accuracy and precision while navigating cursor
- When the thumb is allowed to be opposed to the fingers, the hand is better able to take advantage of enhanced control over the mouse without excessively 'gripping' the mouse at the sides. The normal positioning of the hand should not overstress the hand, as it affords control to the hand similar to writing.
Balanced Flexion of the Fingers
- By maintaining the hand's natural 'position of function', the Orthomouse can help to relax the hand, especially with respect to generating left and right mouse clicks, by minimizing stresses due to overextending the finger muscles or excessive pronation/supination.
- Six possible configurations of mouse shape: Not all hands are alike. The OrthoMouse is adaptable to the size, shape and function of your
hand and fingers by means of special adapters that are easy to exchange and are all included in
the package. You choose and insert the adapter that fits your hand best and feels most
comfortable among six possible shape configurations.
- Unique design for fingers and thumb: The OrthoMouse is designed so that it supports the
hand and fingers evenly while they adopt the
correct and innocuous position - the 'Position of
Function' during the use of the OrthoMouse. Your
hand works and rests (between periods of
activity) in the 'Position of Function'.
The thumb remains in opposition to the other
fingers at all times, which is the main distinguishing
characteristic of the human hand. John Napier,
states: "Perhaps the most important movement
of the human hand is opposition". It
allows control, tactility and precision, since the
fingers assume a position very similar to the one
used during writing.
- Scroll buttons replace awkward scroll wheel: The thumb on the OrthoMouse is responsible for the scroll features - you move it up for scrolling
upwards, down for scrolling downwards, and press the thumb mid button for the 'scrolling click'.
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OrthoMouse: correct usage
OrthoMouse: correct usage (side view)
OrthoMouse: with extenders (1)
OrthoMouse: with extenders (2)
- Width: 3.23" (8.2 cm)
- Depth (front to back): Short extender:
4.45" (11.3 cm)
4.76" (12.1 cm)
5.35" (13.6 cm)
- Height: 2.56" (6.5 cm)
- Cable Length/Wireless Range: 70.9" (1.8 m) (wired)
- Optical sensor: 1000 DPI (wired)
800, 1200, & 1600 DPI (wireless)
- Coating: Engineering plastic
- Compatibility: PC: 98, ME, 2000, XP,
Mac: Mac OS 8.6 - 9.X,
Mac OS X (10.1.x or
Linux: Kernal 2.4 (or
- Interface: USB
- Warranty: 1 year
- Battery Life (wireless only): under average use (8 hour days) Approximately 180 Days
- Sleep Mode (wireless only): after 3 seconds of inactivity
- On/Off Switch (wireless only): On/Off switch for battery conservation
- Wireless Model (with batteries installed): 150 - 170 grams (depending on which adapters are used)
- Wired Model: 105 - 123 grams (depending on which adapters are used)
Cord Weight (40 grams) is additional
|For pricing, availability or to order this product, visit our online store.|
|OM-BLK|| OrthoMouse, Black, Corded, 800 dpi DISCONTINUED|
|OM-101|| OrthoMouse, Black, Wireless|
|OM-0999|| OrthoMouse, Black, Corded, 1000 dpi|