Repetitive Strain Injury

David Cantrell david at
Mon Jan 15 15:04:47 GMT 2007

On Mon, Jan 15, 2007 at 01:13:09PM +0100, Merijn Broeren wrote:

> For me a normal mouse causes pain after prolonged use. Switching to a
> thumb trackball ten years ago has alleviated all problems. I've got
> several liberally sprinkled across house and office. Amusingly my
> missus first hated them and has now got one at her office as well,
> saying she is twice as productive and has no mouse elbow either anymore.
> Her Health and Safety officer was very reluctant to let her use it :-) 

God bless the trackball!

I use a Logitech Trackman, both at work and at home.  Pity they don't
make a Bluetooth version that I could use for controlling the computer
under my TV, but eventually I found this:
What I *really* want is a BT keyboard with a built-in trackball in front
of the space bar so I can use it without having to move either of my
hands off the home row, but I don't think such an obviously splendid
thing exists.

It hasn't arrived yet and I don't expect it to be quite as good as the
Logitech, but then thankfully I won't be using it much.  Even so, it'll
beat trying to use a mouse while slobbing on the sofa.

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