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.