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The new handshake grip shaped Evoluent 4 could help take away some of the pains at work

New model helps cut repetitive strain injury (RSI) – a common muscle disorder (neck, arm, back) caused from using a traditional computer mouse

According to figures, when working on a computer, we are typically using a mouse 53 per cent of the time, compared with just 26 per cent typing on a keyboard.

The results of which are commonly associated with repetitive strain injury (RSI), which is caused from the position of your hand when using a traditional mouse, which which twists your whole wrist, elbow and can cause muscle pains in the hand, wrist, arm, neck and back. 

According to BakkerElkhuizen, the most natural and comfortable position for your hand is the handshake position and has designed its new Evoluent 4 Mouse  – which costs £120 – to accommodate, insisting it helps to reduce the risks of RSI.

BakkerElkhuizen has also created a software called Work & Move, which tells you how many keyboard strokes you make per minute, mistakes and advises on breaks and stretches. Having as little as a 15 second time out from typing can improve speed by around 35 per cent in the remaining hour, it claims.


Improved thumb rest: The thumb rest has been reshaped to provide even more comfort over earlier versions.

Adjustable optical sensor: Pointer speed controls on the side allow convenient adjustment without even releasing your grip from the mouse.

Pointer speed indicators: Top mounted LEDs show through the chrome thumb rest to indicate selected pointer speed including extra low (XL), low (LO), MD (medium), to high (HI).

Lighted Evoluent logo: The logo is pure eye candy. The illumination turns off when the system is in sleep mode to conserve notebook battery power.

Extended lip prevents rubbing: An extra wide lip along the bottom edge prevents the last finger from rubbing the desk.