In order to relieve the pain of carpal tunnel
syndrome, industrial designer Vadim Kibardin of Kibardin Design has created the Bat levitating wireless mouse
, which consists of a circular base with a hovering mouse equipped with a magnetic ring.
In other words, the power of magnets is the technology that keeps this mouse in the air. For as cool as the industrial design of the all-white (or black, if you prefer) mouse may be, you can imagine a couple of serious engineering problems that the designers will need to solve. First, there’s the issue of a magnet strong enough to keep the mouse airborne when a user is resting his hand on it; further, it might be difficult to keep the mouse from sliding off-center.
It’s also a little unclear how exactly this helps carpal tunnel sufferers. This company isn’t run by doctors, mind you; this is an industrial design firm.
If we had to bet, we’d wager that this thing will never make it to market, but if it does, we’ll be the first in line to get our hands on it.