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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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!

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

Hygienic, non-toxic, removable, washable, soft pads can be replaced or swapped in seconds. You can easily create your own stylish combinations. 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 never need replacing in normal use.

Removable, washable pads with textured surface

For more information, please call 512-833-6688 (local call rate)

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.