A group of experts concluded that using an ordinary mouse for more than 20 hours a week is likely to lead to an injury within two to five years. This happens because most mice require you to tense muscles, and muscles that are tensed and held that way for longer periods of time are in a potentially harmful, static posture. A static posture is required to some degree when you grip an ordinary mouse and even with some so-called vertical mice. This is a non-neutral posture and can be expected to lead eventually to a repetitive stress injury. In contrast, the Airobic Quill Mouse places your hand into a neutral, stress-free position. When used with the optional Quill Nib Clickless software, the Airobic Mouse delivers a virtually stress-free mousing system.
The Quill Mouse is designed with a wrist guard heel and sidewall, which stops the strain of wrists flexing in both the vertical and horizontal directions and allows for totally grip-less movement. This means your wrist doesn't have to drag the weight of your hand, so you no longer need to grip your mouse with your fingers and thumb.
The Airobic Quill Mouse is available in a right or left-handed model.
This mouse is no longer available in white.
The optional Quill Mouse Mat offers the perfect companion mat for the Airobic Mouse as it provides an optimal mousing area for more healthy upper arm movement; it also has a surface chosen for compatibility with the Quill's high glide feet.
The Quill Mouse Pad makes it easier to use your Quill quickly. Most people travel 63 miles over their mouse mat, so any effort saved can make a big difference. The Quill mouse pad has an illustration of good posture as a handy visual reminder while you work throughout your day. It also ensures you allocate the right amount of work space to get the most out of your Quill. Measuring 8 1/2 inches wide and 10 3/4 inches long, it gives you plenty of space to maneuver. The Quill Mouse and mat encourage you to use and move your upper arm to help maintain your circulation, rather than remain in a static posture. Part# 0180-1180
Click-less software is avaiable for the Airobic Quill Mouse for added convenience. Nib for PC and McNib for Mac software allows users to point at the screen and have the software click for them when pausing over the icon or file. Nib and McNib work by intelligently monitoring your cursor moves on the screen and when you pause, Nib performs the mouse click for you. Nib is the reinvention of a program called MouseTool, which is no longer commercially available. The click-less software is available here as an accessory or you can purchase it at a later time via the Nib & McNib (Gestures) Quill Click-less Software product page.
Most default clicks are left clicks, but Nib and McNib recognize that users need to be able to choose between a right and left click, so the software displays a toolbar so that a right or double click can be selected by pausing over that icon. Recent developments in the gesture technology remove the need to go to the toolbar. Now choosing a right, left or double click is easier: to right click, all you need do is pause over the file or icon to be clicked, then "gesture" to the right and return for the software to perform the right click. It then goes back to the default left click.
Nib & McNib offer visual indicators at the cursor that allow the user to see what is happening at the part of the screen they are looking at. The software has been optimized for web browsing. You can surf all night (take regular breaks) and never have to click a button. It also has an intelligent break timer that monitors activity and adjusts the time to the next break on that basis. The PC version has the option to disable the keyboard and mouse for the duration of the break.
DragnMove highlights text, copies & pastes and moves frames. Users can surf the Web without having to click a single mouse button. Click Count monitors user and software clicks so users know just how much muscular activity they save. Break Timer sets an interval between breaks as well as the break duration. Hot keys allow keyboard emulation of many mouse button functions and ApplyNib sets different functions in different windows.See exactly how Nib & McNib Software works:
When you purchase this software, we will email you download instructions and the registration code. No hard copies of the software will be shipped and no shipping charges will be incurred.
Each software license may be installed on up to 2 computers for a single user.
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