Consumer Electronics Association Honors Switch Mouse

Humanscale Product Wins Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Award


Karen Brooking


New York, November 16, 2007 — The Consumer Electronics Association has recognized Humanscale’s Switch Mouse with an Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Award. An honoree in the Computer Peripherals category, the Switch Mouse competed against other entries designed to connect to, and extend the functionality of desktop or portable computer systems. The awards program—judged by a panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade press—celebrates innovative consumer electronics products and technology manufacturers and developers. The Switch Mouse will be featured on the 2008 Innovations honoree website and in Consumer Electronics Vision magazine.

Developed by the Humanscale Design Studio, the Switch Mouse is a revolutionary new mousing solution that brings unprecedented ergonomics to computer users. This groundbreaking peripheral device offers two new innovations—a V-shaped base, which minimizes wrist pronation, and a navigation dish that reduces muscle activity while allowing users to scroll in all directions. Additional features on the optical Switch Mouse include a patented size-adjustability feature that offers a custom fit, symmetrical design for left- or right-handed use, a built-in palm support to encourage safe wrist postures, and programmable buttons. The design accommodates natural arm positions, reduces repetitive motion stress, and provides customizable function and comfort for all computer users.
Previously, the Switch Mouse won a 2007 Good Design Award, an honor from the Japan Industrial Promotion Organization that recognizes products that improve lives and advance industrial society. The design also earned top prizes at the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair 2007 in Chicago, including a Gold Award in the 2007 Best of NeoCon competition and a Grand Prize in the Product Innovations Awards presented by Buildings magazine. The Switch Mouse took the top nod for Best Ergonomic Solution at Mixology07, an award program sponsored by U.K.-based mix interiors magazine. The design also picked up a Gold EID award in appliance DESIGN magazine’s 20th Annual Excellence in Design Competition.


For more information about Humanscale or to see the company’s full range of ergonomic solutions, please visit or call 800-400-0625.
About Humanscale

Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Achieving more with less, Humanscale’s product designs have been honored with more than 150 prestigious awards since 2007 and featured in various museums such as The Museum of Modern Art.

 For more information on Humanscale and our products, visit


Ergonomic, Ergonomics, Awards, News, Ergonomics Conferences, Ergonomics Seminars, Chair Ergonomic, Niels Diffrient, Mouse Ergonomic, Design Seminar, IIDEX/NeoCon Canada, Ergonomics Excellence, Ergonomic Chair, Ergonomic Mouse, Ergonomic Keyboard, Ergonomic Office, Ergonomic Workspace, Ergonomic Healthcare
Get the latest news on Humanscale ergonomic products and design seminars.