Contact pressure in the wrist during computer mouse work

Jong Woo Kang, Dong Ho Kum, Jung Ro Yoon, Yong Seuk Lee, Woo Joo Jeon, Jong Woong Park

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This study investigated the relationship between computer mouse work and contact pressure around the pisiform. Commonly performed mouse work was simulated using 3 different- shaped mice with 3 forearm positions. When typical mouse work was performed, the contact pressure on the pisiform area was evaluated using a digital pressure sensor and compared with that of the thenar area. Six mouse tasks were simulated. Results indicate that mouse users should avoid wrist-snap dragging and resting their wrist on the edge of the desk to minimize the pressure concentration on the pisiform area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)867-871
Number of pages5
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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    Kang, J. W., Kum, D. H., Yoon, J. R., Lee, Y. S., Jeon, W. J., & Park, J. W. (2012). Contact pressure in the wrist during computer mouse work. Orthopedics, 35(10), 867-871.