What is a central mouse and how does it work?

In this blog, we are going to talk about the central mouse, an ergonomically designed computer mouse that, among other things, reduces muscle tension and improves your working posture. We are going to explain what a central mouse is, how it works, what its advantages are and when this mouse is the ideal choice for you. Find out how the central mouse transforms your desk into an ergonomic workspace.
What is a central mouse and how does it work?

What is a central mouse?

A central mouse is an ergonomic computer mouse designed to relieve the neck, shoulders, and arms when using a mouse. The mouse is right in front of you, between the keyboard and you.  Unlike a traditional mouse, where you hold the mouse with one hand, you use the central mouse with two hands and your arms stay in the same position. This type of mouse promotes a natural (in-line) working posture and is used to reduce physical complaints, such as pain in the neck, shoulders, arms and wrists.
What is a central mouse?

How does a central mouse work?

Working with a central mouse may take some getting used to, as the usual movement pattern of the hand and arm changes. Instead of moving with the whole arm, the mouse is operated by only moving the fingers and the palm of the hand and no longer having to reach for the mouse.

You operate a central mouse by means of a roller bar or a touchpad, often with both hands within shoulder width. The central mouse often also has additional buttons and scroll wheels to easily control shortcuts and functions. This design helps to reduce tension on shoulder and neck muscles. Due to its position, directly in front of the keyboard, it reduces the need to extend the hand too far, which is the case with traditional mice. This contributes to less muscle tension and therefore a more comfortable and healthier working posture.
How does a central mouse work?

What are the benefits of central mice?

  1. Muscle Tension Reduction: Due to its central position and ergonomic design, the central mouse helps reduce muscle tension in the neck, shoulders, and arms.
  2. Improved working posture: It encourages a more natural in-line posture of arms and wrists.
  3. Flexibility: Many central mice offer the ability to be used both left- and right-handed, which reduces strain on one hand.
  4. Customizability: Many models offer programmable buttons for a personalized experience.
What are the benefits of central mice?

When do you choose a central mouse?

A central mouse is an excellent choice for people who regularly suffer from neck, shoulder, or wrist complaints. It is also a suitable option for people who work in front of a computer for long periods of time and want to improve their posture. Using a central mouse has been proven to reduce muscle tension in shoulders and neck, which makes it a good choice for people who want to work preventively on their ergonomics in the workplace.
When do you choose a central mouse?
Conclusion: The optimal choice for your working comfort
We hope you now have a clearer idea of what a central mouse is, how it works, and why it's a valuable addition to your ergonomic workspace. Remember that choosing the right mouse has a significant impact on your comfort and health while working.

Would you like personal advice or do you have any questions? Get in touch with us!

We understand that selecting the right ergonomic products can sometimes be a challenge. That is why we are always ready to help you with tailor-made advice. If you have any questions about central mice or need help choosing the right model for your specific needs, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our team of experts is dedicated to finding the best solutions for your working comfort and health.

Work Smart & Feel Good!
Get in touch with us

Need help? We're here for you

Look at our FAQ or contact us


Our knowledge & products are the heroes

See our wide range of knowledge and products.


Many customers preceded you

Read about their experience with BakkerElkhuizen

Copyright © 2024 BakkerElkhuizen

Privacy policy Terms & conditions Cookie policy

Select your country and language