Humanscale Switch Mouse Goes For Gold In EID Awards
T5 Point-of-Care Technology Cart Honored with Bronze
New York, April 23, 2007 — The Humanscale Switch Mouse has earned a Gold EID award in appliance DESIGN magazine’s 20th Annual Excellence in Design Competition. Humanscale’s T5 Point-of-Care Technology Cart was recognized with a Bronze EID. Designed by the Humanscale Design Studio, both products will be featured in the June 2007 issue of appliance DESIGN.
The Humanscale entries were judged by an independent panel of industrial design experts based on appearance, human factors, innovation and technical merits. Organizers say the winning designs demonstrated attention to details and innovative approaches that sharply differentiated them from competitors. Another common element found among the recognized products was the ability to make technology more accessible to the user.
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 patented 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 size adjustability for a custom fit, symmetrical design for left- or right-handed use, a built-in palm support to encourage safe wrist postures, and five programmable buttons.
The T5—a mobile technology cart for the healthcare industry—combines ergonomic comfort and mobility with a high-performance power system to facilitate mobile computer use in healthcare environments. Its ultra light weight and compact footprint allow caregivers to easily maneuver the T5 around a hospital floor during long shifts. With work surface height adjustability and independent keyboard and monitor adjustability, the T5 accommodates the ergonomic requirements of 95% of both sitting and standing users for ultimate all-day comfort and long-term injury prevention.
The Humanscale Design Studio, led by Design Director Manual Saez, is an award-winning team of more than a dozen designers from around the globe. In addition to developing groundbreaking ergonomic and safe workplace solutions for Humanscale, the Design Studio offers its unique expertise to outside clients seeking high-performance ergonomic design services. For more information on the Humanscale Design Studio, call 646-367-5110.
For more information about Humanscale or to see the company’s full range of ergonomic solutions, please visit www.humanscale.com or call 800-400-0625.
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 140 prestigious awards since 2007 and featured in various museums such as The Museum of Modern Art.