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MouseBean® Hand Rest receives MacWorld's Four Star Rating
MouseBean® Hand Rest receives Incentive Today Best Buy
MouseBean® Hand Rest is Daily Mail's Gadget of the Week

The MouseBean® Ergonomic Hand Rest - Converts a Regular Mouse into an Ergonomic Mouse in seconds!

The MouseBean® Hand Rest is designed to provide support, protection and comfort when using a mouse. Following detailed research into the causes of mouse-induced wrist pain, the MouseBean® Hand Rest tackles the problem by applying sound ergonomic principles, stylish product design and engineering.

MouseBean(R) Hand Rest coupled to a mouse

Professional computer users have put the MouseBean® Hand Rest through extensive trials and the device has been tested and endorsed by a consulting surgeon. Read about the features and benefits below, read the Surgeon's report or read the Independent Workplace Trial report.

REDUCTION of MEDIAN NERVE COMPRESSION
The MouseBean® Hand Rest protects the delicate median nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. It does this by preventing the central part of the wrist from being pressed against a hard surface. The MouseBean® Hand Rest supports the hand on the soft fleshy parts either side of the median nerve.

Gap under the transverse carpal ligament provides median nerve protection

Damage to the median nerve is commonly experienced as tingling or numbness in the thumb and first two fingers but can cause a variety of symptoms including burning and tenderness in the forearm and aching in the wrist joint. The MouseBean® Hand Rest can help to prevent serious nerve damage.

CORRECTION of WRIST ANGLE
The MouseBean® Hand Rest elevates the forearm to maintain a straight wrist. This reduces stress on the tendons where they run through the carpal tunnel. Overuse of the hand and fingers when the wrist is bent can lead to tenosynovitis (inflammation of the covering of the tendons), a painful condition affecting the forearm. Resting the forearm on the desktop can become increasingly uncomfortable.

Correction of Wrist Angle

SPECIALLY CONTOURED BODY
The MouseBean® Hand Rest allows the wrist to rotate into a comfortable position and can be used on either hand. The gently rounded base allows it to slide on and off the edge of a mousemat without snagging.

Hill of 'beans

STRESS REDUCTION
The MouseBean® Hand Rest reduces tension and stress in the hand, arm, shoulder, neck and back. Because the heel of the hand is properly supported, the arm does not need to be elevated to move the mouse and this encourages upper arm mobility. Supporting the hand in this way also seems to reduce the need to grip the mouse too tightly. Constant tension in the forearm is a common cause of tenderness and burning sensations.

MouseBean Hand Rest shown with mouse and keyboard

Psychological stress induced by pain due to bad posture and other factors, is an important issue in the workplace and the MouseBean® Hand Rest can help to break the pain/stress cycle.

SLIDING COUPLING - FINGERTIP CONTROL
The MouseBean® Hand Rest has a sliding coupling bar that connects to a simple stick-on socket on the rear of the mouse. Although some users never seem to discover it, this sliding feature allows the mouse to be moved with the fingers for fine detail work in art and design packages. This dramatically helps to relax the muscles of the hand and forearm and further reduces stress in the upper arm.

Animation shows sliding coupling to allow free movement of the fingertips

TACTILE STRESS RELIEF
Due mainly to its highly tactile surfaces, many of our customers just love to use the MouseBean® Hand Rest as a stress reliever. This is an important aspect in the workplace since it encourages computer users to take short, regular breaks. This allows overused muscles a little time to relax and recover - further reducing tension and stress.

Squeeze me!

INSULATION and PROTECTION
The MouseBean® Hand Rest keeps the wrist away from cold surfaces as well as the sharp edges of desks and mouse pads. It also eliminates pressure from wrist watches and bracelets, a common cause of aggravation which most wrist pads simply make worse.

Bracelets and watches are kept clear of the desk

OTHER BENEFITS
Hygienic, non-toxic, removable, washable, soft pads can be replaced or swapped in seconds. The tactile surface patterns are designed to increase comfort levels in hot weather when hands can get sticky. The pads are very tough and should last for years in normal use.

Removable, washable pads with textured surface

CORPORATE/PROMOTIONAL GIFT
With its smooth, slippery bottom and curvaceous body, the MouseBean® Hand Rest makes an attractive and highly tactile corporate gift. Many people want one even when they don't know what it is! It can be made in virtually any colour and printed with a logo or other design.

Go to our Promotional page for more information.

Incentive Today
*BEST BUY*
Can be made in lots of exciting colours

For more information, please call 0845-644 2394 (local call rate)
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Many of the features of the MouseBean® Hand Rest are designed to assist in certain aspects of bad posture and incorrect mouse use, however, the mouse should always be used in accordance with current health and safety advice and regulations. Good posture and rest breaks are important to minimise injury in the workplace. Nothing in this document should be taken as a specific medical claim.

National Press

Daily Telegraph
"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."

Testimonials

Mr Gibson of Peterborough says:
"I decided to order one for each of my family. We all use PCs for long periods and I am suffering from RSI/Carpal Tunnel Syndrome which is beginning to affect how long I can use a PC. So, I am very pleased to say that your product has given me a new lease of life with little or no sign of the pain I was experiencing, even after long periods of use. Hopefully it will prevent my children having any problems at all. So thanks; brilliant product; well done!"

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 relaxed.

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 postures.

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Please with your experiences. We are always interested to hear your views on computer-related problems, especially in the hand, wrist and arm.

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MouseBean is a registered trade mark of J Crocker used under licence by MouseBean Ltd.
The MouseBean® Hand Rest is a Registered Design (2104424). UK and International Patents Pending.