Penguin in line for top international award

Posturite’s unique Penguin ambidextrous vertical mouse has been nominated for a top international ergonomics award.
The Penguin, which has taken the UK market by storm since its launch earlier this year, will be judged alongside a range of other new products for the Attendees’ Choice prize at the 2011 National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas.

ErgoExpo, as the event is known, is the largest and most important ergonomics showcase in America and attracts visitors from across the USA as well as from countries such as Canada, Japan, France, Australia, Sweden, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Israel and Turkey.

The Attendees’ Choice Award is the major prize at ErgoExpo and is contested by products first introduced to the market in 2011.

Posturite CEO Ian Fletcher-Price, who will lead the company’s delegation attending ErgoExpo from 29 November to 2 December, said: “We’re delighted that the Penguin is in the running for such a prestigious award.

“The great thing about this prize is that it’s decided not by an elite panel of judges but by everyone attending the show. The winner is the true people’s champion.”

The Penguin sets new standards of protection against a range of upper limb conditions such as repetitive strain injury (RSI) and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) by enabling right and left hands to share the workload and avoiding exaggerated movements of the wrist joint that can increase pressure on the soft tissues in the carpal tunnel.

Regular switching of hands throughout the day helps prevent static muscle strain (SMS) in the arm and shoulder - a major source of discomfort in mouse work.

The Penguin comes in small and standard sizes, and both wired and wireless versions. Prices are from £49.95 (ex-VAT).