Items tagged with carpal-tunnel

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... Read more...
Steve Jobs wowed everybody with a demonstration of his multitouch screen iPhone. The little buttonless screen appeals to the touchy-feely instinct in all of us. You can't call anyone with it, but Microsoft's "Surface" multitouch tabletop PC takes the whole concept to an enormous other level. On Tuesday, Microsoft took the wraps off "Milan", five years in the making and the first in what the company hopes will be a long line of "surface computers". The Microsoft tabletop PC, called "Surface", for which Microsoft has created both the hardware and software, offers shades of the technology seen in the sci-fi thriller Minority Report. The whole unit is controlled entirely through touch — there's... Read more...