IBM helps people suffering of hand-tremor with new mouse

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 15 2005 @ 20:57 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
IBM announced the development of a new mouse designed to help people suffering of hand-tremor. The mouse will eliminate excessive cursor movements caused by shaky hands.
IBM has licensed its mouse adapter to Montrose Secam Ltd., a small British electronics company that's selling the device for less than $100 through its website.

Uncontrollable tremors of the limbs, most often the hands, afflict about 10 million Americans, with 4 percent of them under the age of 60, according to the International Essential Tremor Foundation, based in Lenexa, Kan. The condition often starts at the age of 45.
More info at InformationWeek


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