I thought I’d never, ever fall victim to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. But alas, I am human, and an aging one at that. Those two factors aside, I also spend a crap load of time on my computer, as well as playing with my Nexus 4. So it wasn’t a question of if, but when I’d start to show symptoms of nerve damage to my hand. And that time was this past Halloween while scraping the innards of a pumpkin.
Weird, right? For about 7 days, my middle fingertip was numb. That said, I couldn’t imagine having it spread throughout my entire hand, so I’ve tried to address the issue by taking breaks and performing a myriad of movements that may or may not help. Course, if I had this radically cool looking mouse I probably wouldn’t have to.
Much like the Levitron from Vat19, the BAT mouse uses a set of powerful magnets to suspend it in midair. As a result, your hand and arm aren’t awkwardly placed, which means damage to the Median nerve should be fairly minimized.
Clearly the BAT would take some acclimation, but since the core mouse functions remain the same it shouldn’t be too lofty of a transition. Nevertheless, it’s not clear if moving the mouse from left to right over the magnetic board would influence the mouse pointer, but here is hoping so.
There is no word on when the BAT will launch, though Kibardin Design has launched and sold a variety of products on their site already.