Inspired by Adidas, this wireless mouse is redefining ergonomics with its soft 3D printed mesh design

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When you search for a term on Google Ergonomic mouse, You will meet many mice that seemed to be doing yoga. The term “ergonomics” refers to the science of human interaction covering a variety of variables … Most ergonomic mice find it convenient to focus on a curved form factor. .. Squishy Mouse, on the other hand, adds another layer to the meaning behind “ergonomic mouse”. This is a soft and breathable design.

Arguably, what Squishy Mouse does is look at ergonomics from a broader perspective by considering other products such as ergonomic chairs and ergonomic shoes. Ergonomic chairs and shoes are not only curved, but also soft and breathable. SquishyMouse shows that the mouse basically has to follow the same logic. Rejecting the notion that a curved hard surface is really all that an ergonomic mouse needs, the Squishy Mouse is a soft curved grid reminiscent of the 3D printed sole found in Adidas Alpha Edge and Futurecraft 3D running shoes. It has a mesh body. The purpose of this is not only to fit the shape of the human hand, but to actually promote comfort and breathability. With almost the same soft experience as a stress ball, the squeeze mouse can be gripped firmly during use and the surface of the mesh will not sweat even after hours of use.

Designer: Matt Burnham

The mouse was originally designed as a Burnham learning exercise to complete his skills using generative design tools. (The GIF image at the bottom shows all the steps)
Since it is placed on a metal base, the mouse is easy to use and can slide on a smooth tabletop surface.

The Squishy Mouse comes in the same mint green as the 3D-printed adidas sole, highlighting its source of inspiration almost instantly. It’s unclear if the mouse is intended to use the same printing techniques found on adidas soles, but it makes sense from a material standpoint. With Digital Light Synthesis (or DLS) 3D printing, light cures resins with complex shapes, creating designs from flexible elastomers and making them look much smoother. In this case, Barnum can keep these particular areas flexible by using a grid around the contact area, but the squeeze mouse is basic because the edges and contours of the mouse are relatively solid. It can be compressed or compressed without losing its shape. In particular, even the left-click and right-click buttons have a grid texture, providing a whole new input method that is squeezing rather than clicky (wins and losses from a tactile point of view have not yet been determined). It’s easy to add a new UX dimension in use, along with the overall texture of the mouse, and you may absolutely hate it or absolutely like it. I can’t help but be incredibly intrigued!

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