Today we are going to look at a new laser mouse designed by Smartfish Technologies. This is no ordinary mouse however because it is specifically designed with ergonomics in mind. Smartfish Technologies feel that this new ground breaking mouse will change how people use a mouse, forever. The Whirl uses ErgoMotion, their patented pivot motion design that adjusts to your hand and wrist positions.
- 800 DPI Laser Mouse
- 2.4 GHz Wireless
- Ambidextrous design
- Snap-In Nano Transceiver
- 4 way Scroll Wheel
- Extended Battery life– up to 10 months depending on usage
- PC and Mac compatible
- Wireless USB connection
- 2 AA Batteries included
- RoHS Compliant
First, a little background history:
HSS and Smartfish Collaboration
The collaboration between Smartfish and New York’s Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) developed through a mutual goal to prevent injuries and discomfort commonly caused by everyday computing. Smartfish partnered with HSS to study the effects motion would have on a user while computing. It was the collaboration with HSS that helped to develop the breakthrough ErgoMotion technology. By applying motion to computer peripherals, ErgoMotion makes subtle, incremental changes to a user’s hand and wrist positions that help increase blood flow and reduce inflammation, which actually eliminates the risk of RSI.
ErgoMotion — A Technology Movement
ErgoMotion is a revolutionary technology that applies motion to experiences, a solution that actually reduces the risks of Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI). The ErgoMotion Laser Mouse challenges other “fixed position” mice by utilizing a patented pivot base that adapts to your natural hand and wrist movements. The mouse conforms to your unique positions, alleviating discomfort and encouraging productivity while you work. ErgoMotion is a breakthrough technology that has been designed in collaboration with the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York — the #1 rated Orthopedics Hospital.
How it works:
The mouse will swivel and pivot during usage allowing free motion of your hand and wrist. The Whirl pivots laterally as well as forward and backward providing a wide a range of motion which we believe is a good thing. Only time will tell if this mouse can provide the relief they say it does so let’s continue on with our look at the Smartfish Whirl and find out for ourselves.