Best Input Technology for People who have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Posted on 2012-03-21
A year ago my wife's office adopted a electronic medical records system. This system requires that everything be entered in the computer. She literally spends 3+ hours a day using a mouse to click in and out of different screens. Before this system she rarely used a computer.
She has been diagnosed with severe Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Some nights she comes home and her hands and wrists are numb with pain. I am looking for suggestions on something she can use instead of a mouse to navigate the EMR system. She has tried using a trackball, but did not like that. Is there some form of laser pointer, or other device, that is proven effective for people with severe CTS? Let me know if you have any questions.
P.S. In terms of cost, we would be willing to spend hundreds of dollars on a solution if it truly solved this problem.