Sunday 3 February 2008

Design Concept: Moldable Mouse; Can Be Kneaded into Any Shape

Currently, all computer mouse products in the market are made with hard plastic, and their shapes are not universally adaptable to the human hand. Even the most advanced “ergonomically designed” mouse does not fit the preferences of every user. Thus the Moldable Mouse will make all your bad memories of ill-fitting input devices float away, using a lightweight modeling clay combined with a nylon and polyurethane fabric to make up its surface.

This mouse can be kneaded into any shape the user prefers, and the shape is self-retaining. By allowing a wide variety of hand positions when holding the mouse, it reduces repeated motions of the same posture, thereby minimising the chance of common mouse-related injuries such as the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

The "stick-on" buttons and scroll-wheel can be added to any location you like, and communicate via RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device).

Once molded, it keeps its shape until you're ready to play again. The Moldable Mouse is still in the concept stage, but it has already won a Red Dot design award. If it makes it to production, it'll be good news for lefties, carpal-tunnelers and Gadget Lab editors alike.

Sources: One and Two
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