An ergonomic field comparison of a traditional computer mouse and a vertical computer mouse in uninjured office workers

Leon Straker, Clare M. Pollock, Anthony Frosh, Arne Marino Aarås, Marvin J. Dainoff

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

27 office workers participated in a controlled field trial of a novel computer mouse design. Usability, performance and discomfort measures were taken prior to, during and post a 2 week trial period. Usability was assessed using rating scales based on Davis's Perceived Ease of Use Scale and ISO/DIS 9241-9 draft standard. Performance was measured as time to complete a series of standardised word processing tasks. Body parts discomfort was measured by visual analogue discomfort scales. Workers tended to find the vertical mouse less easy to use, especially in ease of movement. Performance with the vertical mouse tended to be slightly slower. Discomfort tended to be slightly lower for some workers during vertical mouse use.

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennnium'
Period29/07/00 → …

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'An ergonomic field comparison of a traditional computer mouse and a vertical computer mouse in uninjured office workers'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this