Saturday, February 9, 2008

The Customizable Mouse

What would you think if I told you that there is a mouse that is moldable? You would think that I really need to get some sleep because I am delusional. Well you might be right about the sleep but at this moment you would be wrong on the delusional part.

The way you look at a mouse is about to change. The new exciting mouse to keep you eye out for will be Moldable Mouse. The moldable mouse can be kneaded into any shape that the user needs and the shape is maintained. The mouse is made with non-toxic lightweight modeling clay, covered with nylon and polyurethane blend fabric. Just the thought of this has my brain thinking of all the students that I have worked with and suggested a mouse that was the best option at the moment but really was far from optimal. Even alterative adaptive mice are not adaptable to the human hand. Wouldn’t you love to have a mouse made especially for you?

The Moldable Mouse is allows a wide array of hand positions when using the mouse. Customization minimizes the chance of common mouse-related injuries such Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. I bet you are wondering how you would click the buttons….. The click buttons and touch-sensitive scroll pad of the mouse are stick-on parts with built-in RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device), which can be repositioned for maximum comfort. Buttons that you can stick on any part of the mouse, doesn’t that make your mind wonder to all the students or adults that couldn’t use a mouse because the buttons weren’t in the right place for the individual.

The mouse will come in various colors. For the people that want to be green…. The base of the mouse, made of 100% recyclable PC/ABS plastic blend, houses the PCB (Printed Circuit Board), laser optics and batteries.

“Today, modern technology has made it possible for the product to conform to the contours of the user, rather than the other way around.” As we say in the field of assistive technology: Fit the technology to the user not the user to the technology. This mouse is a wonderful possibility.
There is no date for release. So I will have to watch for the date.


VLMaples said...

Now that is way too cool! Thanks you're sharing this mind. Keep us posted when you hear it is in production, or better yet, available.

Truly thinking outside the box. :-)

Jeannette Van Houten, M.Ed, ATP said...

I am very excited about the possibility of this mouse. I can't wait for it to make its way to the market. My guess is that it will hit the UK first.

claire said...

I definitely want one of these! It only makes sense.

Jeannette Van Houten, M.Ed, ATP said...

I am with you Claire. I can't wait to see the designs (colors and patterns)that are available. Cost is going to be interesting.