Countless hours as a pixel pusher can have painful repercussions on one’s limbs. Continuous use of a mouse can cause repetitive stress injuries and even carpal tunnel syndrome – due to the unnatural position of the wrist and tension in the muscles used to grip and move the cumbersome little robotic rodent.
Thankfully, technology provides us with a variety of solutions to ease those aching appendages whilst increasing productivity. With the proliferation of touch and multi touch devices, users are becoming accustomed to a variety of input methods. I used to suffer painful aches in my mouse elbow until I made the transition to a drawing tablet several years ago.
Though the learning curve may seem daunting at first, once you have mastered the drawing tablet, it’s hard to imagine ever going back to using a conventional mouse.