The MouseBean® Hand Rest
converts any regular mouse into an Ergonomic Mouse in seconds - for
less than the price of some mousepads!
Read the full report on our independent workplace trial. "After using the MouseBean® Ergonomic Hand Rest for only two weeks, three out of four users found it effective at reducing the symptoms of work-related upper limb disorders." Detailed report (Acrobat PDF 97k)
This remarkable product is available online or from many leading
distributors... How to Buy
Are you using the wrong wrist rest?
Find out what researchers at Cornell University have to say about soft and
squishy wrist rests and why some wrist rests can increase
pressure in the carpal tunnel...
Downloadable files including the Independent Workplace Trial, Latest Press Release (Adobe
PDFs) and a library of various images.
What's yours called?
Some of the acronyms for various computer-related conditions:
Cumulative Trauma Disorder
Occupational Overuse Syndrome
Repetitive Motion Injury
Repetitive Motion Syndrome
Repetitive Strain Injury
Repetitive Stress Injury (mostly US)
Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorder
Work-Related Upper Limb Disorders
Please email us if you find any more.
"Overuse of the fingers with a bent wrist can lead to
inflammation of the protective tendon sheath and the risk of
repetitive strain injury. Another potential risk is carpal tunnel
syndrome, which triggers painful tingling in three of four
fingers – usually at night. This nifty gadget worked
first time for me and I became an instant fan; it moves
easily about the mousemat and I am glad my niggling pain did not
have time to get worse."
Simon (Web Developer)
"Before I started using the MouseBean Hand Rest I was coming home
from work with sore hands/wrists and a weakened forearm. The day
I started using this device I started to notice the change; now
the pain has gone in my mousing hand and work is no longer
painful. Every mouse should be equipped with one of these
amazing pieces of equipment."
Tips for Safer Working
Take regular breaks. Short breaks, even
for a few seconds, can help to reduce the risk of some types of
cumulative trauma. If you work under pressure and find it hard to
remember to take a break, then download and install a simple Rest
Break Timer (see our links page). You'll
soon grow to enjoy a quick stretch every so often and the minor
interruption is a very small price to pay for feeling more
Sit Properly. Get yourself a good chair
and make sure it is properly adjusted to suit your body height
and desk height. Your elbows should be about level with the desk
and you should have plenty of leg room to avoid static
Please with your
experiences. We are always interested to hear your views on
computer-related problems, especially in the hand, wrist and