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Mouse that Moves with hand placement

By MGMartino ·
Mouse that Moves with hand placement

I have tried so many different type of mice in this past year. And they all do not relieve the pain/pressure I feel in my wrist as well as what I am doing in attached video. Essentially this is my standard Blutetooth Logitech Mouse. And I can turn it on the side or even just hold in my hand and still comfortably do right and left click and use the scroll wheel. The only problem is as soon as I do Lift the mouse the optical sensor obviously does not follow me.

So I was wondering if there is any mouse on the market that has a different type of sensor?
i have looked into possibly getting some of the trackball mice. But those will still force me to use the smaller muscles in my hand and force my wrist to be a certain way.

I essentially want the freedom so have my wrist pronated, neutral or supinated while I move the mouse around. Like I said, my mouse I have now (in the video) would be totally fine for me if the sensor that moves the pointer was just set up in a different way.

P.S. this is my first post and I don’t see a way to too attach video I will try to add it in a post below. If that is not possible. Here is a link to the video clip:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gpiyiu7ylxnjyfs/Mouse.mov?dl=0
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by birdmantd Moderator In reply to Mouse that Moves with han ...

Have you looked into a mouse pad with a cushioned wrist rest? I have a very simple mousepad with a gel-filled rest and it might help.

An alternative mouse, Logitech MX Vertical Ergonomic Mouse might also work better for you, just look it up online to see if it more of what you are thinking of. Best of luck.

BTW: the link to the video that you posted worked just fine

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And now for something completely different.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Mouse that Moves with han ...

Have you tried one of those Track Ball Mice?

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RE: And now for something completely different.

by MGMartino In reply to And now for something com ...

I did see these 2.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C9T4TTW

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08D356XB6

But they both seem to have you keep your wrist pronated. And like I said in my first post...

"I essentially want the freedom so have my wrist pronated, neutral or supinated while I move the mouse around. Like I said, my mouse I have now (in the video) would be totally fine for me if the sensor that moves the pointer was just set up in a different way."

Like I do in this video:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gpiyiu7ylxnjyfs/Mouse.mov?dl=0

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I've seen folk create their own stands for the trackball.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to RE: And now for something ...

When you can't buy, you build.

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Totally agree

by MGMartino In reply to I've seen folk create the ...

I agree entirely. In a perfect world I would know somebody to hire that could add a 2nd sensor in the mouse. Like I describe in this video

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9urnqszxpbo9rra/Preferred%20Mouse%20Operation.MOV?dl=0

Also, do you have any video or picture examples of people that have built their own trackball stands?

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Thanks for asking. Now about VERTICAL MICE.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Totally agree

Examples at https://www.amazon.com/vertical-mouse/s?k=vertical+mouse

While I have helped with handicap PC builds this area seems to have never come up but thanks to you asking (a few times) I did a bit more research and besides my initial idea of a stand for the trackball, there are VERTICAL MICE out there.

Thanks again for asking. T.I.L. !

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RE: Thanks for asking. Now about VERTICAL MICE.

by MGMartino In reply to Thanks for asking. Now a ...

Yes thank you for your reply but I have already searched google on my own extensively. I am aware of vertical mice.

What I am looking for, like I said in my most recent post, is a mouse that you can use both ways, that it can just adjust with you.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9urnqszxpbo9rra/Preferred%20Mouse%20Operation.MOV?dl=0

^^This video explains in seconds what would take me paragraphs to try and type (and still probably not be very clear).

As for examples I was referring to "examples of people that have built their own trackball stands" (since you mentioned that)

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Two mice.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to RE: Thanks for asking. No ...

Since one mice doesn't exist, you could use two mice. I have tried this many times over the years

Yes, you can write and video "I want this" but you see the market won't make such a thing unless it can be sold in mass quantities. Which means you adapt what is out there such as a trackball stand or two mice and pick up the one you want to use at the time.

Let's not ignore touch screens as some like that. Nod to the Wacom Cintiq Pro and similar.

Again, thanks for asking since I forgot about vertical mice since it's been over a decade since we looked into this area.

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RE: Two mice.

by MGMartino In reply to Two mice.

Do you know have any tech engineer connections that I could put me in contact with, for me to hire to build me a custom piece or holder? This requires a level of expertise that you can't exactly find on etsy haha.

But I'm sure tech engineers like this exist that would build me a custom piece for a price.

Whether its a custom mouse or more likely and less expensive a custom rig for a mouse.

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Not for a reasonable price.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to RE: Two mice.

In my circles the folk I work with get their pay plus plane tickets, 3D printers and other design staff. Most custom work ends up from 100 to 1000 thousand USD.

In your case I'd look at investing in a 3D printer to make a custom holder for the trackball.

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