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Elizabeth M
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Cure for repetitive stress?
Elizabeth M   4/4/2013 6:40:35 AM
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That's quite cool and I can see how it might be a bit more ergonomic and help cure repetitve stress that comes with using a mouse. I have a very sore right wrist from my years of computer user and would love to try something like this.

Rob Spiegel
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Interesting product
Rob Spiegel   4/4/2013 12:58:05 PM
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While this is a clever product, Cabe, is there much of a market for a new mouse. I would guss that laptop touchpads and touch screens supercede this need. Maybe I'm wrong, but this product looks like a new device for a buggy at the beginning of the automotive explosion.

Greg M. Jung
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Greg M. Jung   4/4/2013 9:20:37 PM
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Nice idea.  If this input device is accurate, easy to use and comfortable, I can see this possibly being a good alternative to those who have carpal tunnel syndrome.  Instead of larger muscle movements in the wrist and arm area, this device appears to allow smaller more subtle movements for the same mouse control features.

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Options
Cabe Atwell   4/5/2013 1:59:56 AM
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I think a better interface is in order for tight spaces. Eye tracking, hand/arm tracking is the next step.

However, this is a great stop-gap solution. Could be a great addition to the CAD drafting scene.

C

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Options
Cabe Atwell   4/5/2013 3:01:51 AM
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Greg & Elizabeth.

Here comes carpal tunnel and RSI of the index finger! I think that might be even worse.

I think all these issues should be dealt with by not using computers... I used to be a hard-core CAD drafter. I did infrastructure mapping for Chicago, I drew bridges, and machine components for a day jobs, while designing paintball markers in the evening for a side endeavor. My wrists were in bad shape, even with exercises and other gear. My solution?

I quit.

I left the day job(s) to do circuit design. It had a lot of hands on lab work, which took my hand off the keyboard and mouse. In about a year, I recovered. A lifestyle change every now and then is key.

C

apresher
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Mycestro
apresher   4/5/2013 9:23:09 AM
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Cabe,  Have you tried one yourself?  Looks interesting.

Bryan Goss
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Can it be used on the left hand?
Bryan Goss   4/5/2013 10:45:13 AM
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It is hard to tell in the video if it is usable on the left hand.

Bryan Goss
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Re: Can it be used on the left hand?
Bryan Goss   4/5/2013 10:50:37 AM
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Never mind, found it on the order form for Mycestro. Comes left or right or a package of one of each.

awerle
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Re: Interesting product
awerle   4/9/2013 10:47:37 AM
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Rob, while touchpads and touchscreens are ubiquitous, they are not necessarily endearing.  Similarly, the mouse persists not because we love it but because it is cheap and "good enough."  Having to reach for any HMI is a very un-ergonomic method, and ironically a touch screen is nearly identical to the long since abandoned light pen (of course, we did not have 4 inch screens back then)!

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Mycestro
Cabe Atwell   4/9/2013 5:47:41 PM
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Apresher,

Since it is in the prototype phase, pre-production, I haven't had a chance to try it. But, I do hope to get an early version to review.

C

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