Many computer related injuries occur from mouse use. The mouse is the primary input device by virtue of its universal availability, yet it is not the best for all‐round work. Alternative devices such as the track ball, touch pad, and graphics tablet can be used more effectively for precise cursor control, while reducing stress and the potential for injury. Though these devices may seem exotic or a luxury, they are in fact affordable and well‐suited to daily use by everyone. This article describes the mouse and its inherent weaknesses, and offers more practical alternatives. These alternatives may help reduce injury‐producing activities, and may also improve productivity and creativity by allowing more precision cursor controls.
Bertuca, D. (2001), "Letting go of the mouse: using alternative computer input devices to improve productivity and reduce injury", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 17 No. 2, pp. 79-83. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650750110394657Download as .RIS
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