In addition to its wide applications in ergonomics, rehab, assistive technology, clean room (lab), dirty room (car repair), cyber room (video game), etc, Footime foot mouse is also a very powerful input device for audio/video editor, animator, graphic designer, architect, composer, arranger, product designer (CAD, etc), CT scanner, software programmer or any intensive computer user.
It's a smart mouse (programable). A mouse with brain!
Foot mouse at work (feels even better without wearing shoes)
Word of Mouth:
"I have found it extremely beneficial in relieving the repetitive stress pain in my wrists and I don't know if I can work without it."
- Craig McCaleb
"I recommend this product to everyone, not just people with ability problems. RSI is ever on the increase as we spend more and more time using our computers for everything. It's a great product and does everything it promised to do."
- Elaine McNally
"Our son who is 43 years old and has ALS cannot speak and has no control other than with his feet, toes and eyes. He cannot operate a computer to communicate with his family without the foot mouse controls. He is quite intelligent and with foot mouse each day is able to scroll the web to keep track of the stock market and his investments, read newspapers, send and receive emails to and from relatives and friends, write notes, ask questions, write replies and have conversations with anyone."
- Dr. J.S. Poetker
"I have been suffering with a very serious case of RSI. The foot mouse along with voice recognition software has allowed me to continue being productive at work without using my hands at all, and has literally made the difference between keeping and losing my job."
- Diane H.
(see more testimonials below)
Why a foot mouse?
1) Efficiency Booster:
Shortcuts or hotkeys are frequently used during designing and editing, forcing 2 or 3 fingers to dance around awkwardly and eyes to move back and forth between monitor and keyboard. This eye-hand coordination wastes time and causes stress. The situation is getting worse, when user's hands are juggling with multiple input devices such as hand mouse, keyboard, and input pen. Speed limit: 2 hands. But their feet are left unused. With the help of the powerful shortcut buttons on this mouse, you can now multitask and speed up your computer work significantly.
2) Pain Reliever:
Hate that weak, piercing or numb feeling in your hands or arms? This epidemic known as carpal tunnel syndrome or repetitive strain injury is caused by longtime and intensive use of various hand-controlled computer input devices, music instruments or other tools. It hurts people's body, mood and work. Using our foot mouse, especially its double click buttons, can greatly reduce the stress and protect the nerves and tendons of hand and wrist. (Frequent finger tapping is the root of the pain.) When working with some on-screen keyboard software, our foot mouse even enables people to type by foot!(How to mouse with our mouse? See detail in the right column)
Can feet really handle it?
When hand is in trouble or busy, foot is the natural and best alternative. But some people may question the feasibility of foot control. Their misconception comes from two sources: first, distrust or bias against their feet; second, the failure or limitation of other pedals on the market. The following explanation helps clear up these people's doubt.
If you can drive a car, you sure can drive our foot mouse. Why? Because they have one thing in common: foot-controlled pedal. (Do you need to see gas/brake pedal while driving? Can you?) Your feet are smarter and more powerful than you might think. Plus, our ergonomic design makes the foot work effortless.
A little practice is all that it should take to enable a user to operate our foot mouse efficiently and comfortably.
To most people, foot mouse may never replace hand mouse completely, but it certainly improves the situation by sharing the workload of hand.
For pros, the real power of our groundbreaking foot mouse lies in its programmable shortcut buttons. User can define up to 10 shortcuts for each program and then activate these shortcuts by foot instead of hitting them with 2 or 3 fingers. The result: Productivity goes up, pain goes down!
By now, we hope you fully understand why there are good reasons for using Footime foot mouse. Once you try it, you'll love it as many others do.
Hand Mouse+Double Click Button+Shortcut Buttons+Foot Control = More Power = No Pain+More Gain = Footime Foot Mouse!
To order, go to: http://store.bilila.com
Computer System Requirements and Product Tech Data:
- Pedal cable: 67"
- Slipper cable: 32"
Link of new software for Windows 7:
Please note that this version has the following limitations:
- It's for Windows 7 only.
- When it's running, the following are disabled:
* The Windows logo key
* All Windows shortcuts apart from ‘Win+L’ (lock computer).
- If a button is assigned the shortcut ‘L’, pressing that button will always lock the computer.
Retail price: $149.99 per set, plus S&H. Software CD and detailed manual included, plus Free 15.5"x11" mouse mat printed with 3 lovely penguins!
Retail Packaging: 14"x9"x3.5" box, 3 Lbs
Word of mouth - Comments from users and experts:
I ordered and received my foot mouse with programmable pedal in July of this year (2007). I have found it extremely beneficial in relieving the repetitive stress pain in my wrists and I don't know if I can work without it.
- Craig McCaleb, Berkeley, California
I am 31 and have been a computer user for about 14 years. I only use it for work, college assignments etc. Two years ago, following an injury to both arms and a period of intense computer use, I started having pain in both wrists and hands. I ignored it and the pains grew in intensity to the point where even painkillers didn't help. I sought help from a physiotherapist and she diagnosed me with Repetitive Strain Injury in both wrists. Since then, I have had to stop using my PC as I found that the hand mouse triggered my pain. I am now able to manage my pain but only if I stick to the rules, one of which is no hand mouse and limited hand activity. It was then that I went looking for a product such as the foot mouse. I have been using the Footime foot mouse for 2 months now and it has made a huge improvement to my life. It is small and sturdy and fits nicely underneath my desk. It is easy to set up and because of its size and sturdiness it is easy to bring with me when I travel. It took me about a week to get used to using the different functions etc. I had no trouble doing any of the things I wanted to do with it. My normal hand mouse speed was too fast so I just slowed it down and now my foot can do everything I want!!! It is also easy to use on either foot, something I never could do with a hand mouse. I found the 10 pre-set functions for most programs to be just what I wanted. I have changed them for using AutoCAD software to suit myself and I found this very easy to do. I also like that you can use it just as a mouse, i.e. left click, right click, etc and scroll down/up using the down/up roller. I find I use this form for Internet a lot. I recommend this product to everyone, not just people with ability problems. RSI is ever on the increase as we spend more and more time using our computers for everything. It's a great product and does everything it promised to do.
- Elaine McNally, London, U.K.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the foot mouse my wife gave me as a present. I thought it would be a great way to mouse and keyboard at the same time. Not only is this true (after some practice), but I've also found it great to use when eating or when my hands are otherwise occupied. Not only that, but it's nice to kick back in the chair and still be able to do work. Many of my friends are intrigued by your product, and word is spreading fast.
- Michael Palazzo, Charleston, South Carolina
People often walk into my office and don't notice my foot mouse, they'll be looking over my shoulder at something I'm pointing out on the screen, and they'll do a double-take; the mouse has been moving AND I'm using my hands to point something out.
I bought the Footime foot mouse to relieve soreness in my hands, my hands still suffer but I'm finding I'm more efficient and interact with my computer on a completely different level. I enjoy the solid clicking and love that I can scroll through a webpage leaning back in my chair.
- Elliot, Brattleboro, Vermont (user of Mac OS 10.5.1)
Before I used the Footime device my right arm was going numb from repetitive stress injuries from using a computer mouse. I switched hands and then my left arm started having problems. The Footime mouse is easy to use and has made all the difference. Thanks Footime!
- S. Feldman, Makawao, Hawaii
I have been using this product for three months because of bad RSI. For the first time, I feel like I can mouse again! The slipper device is easy to use and make surfing the Web fun again. And the scroll wheel is a great addition, making "paging down" quick and easy.
- Jill, New York, New York
As a software programmer, my job depends on computer input. The Footime foot mouse allows me to move mouse and common keyboard usage to my feet, greatly reducing stress on my hands. Being able to perform these functions from my feet in resting position means I can count on it for the long haul. It even impressed my occupational therapist/ergonomist!
- Jonathan Dreyfuss, Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
I have condition that has gotten worse over time from using a hand mouse when I use the computer. I found an alternative method to save wear and tear on my hands, while doing an Internet search. I am now using a Footime foot mouse and I am hands free. It took only 10 minutes to set up and learn how to use. I highly recommend this brand to those who need a foot mouse.
- Jennifer Wilson, Modesto, CA
I did not know anything about the possibility of a foot mouse. No one had told me about it - I just imagined that it had to exist, and I did Google search.
I was getting to a point to where I could no longer use my hands because my wrists and elbows ached so badly that I was faced with quitting my job. And because I had always used my hands all my life, there would be nowhere to turn at any rate. I'd started using a couple of other different types of mouse first. I'd tried buying a really expensive keyboard. But my condition continued to deteriorate. It was only after I started using a foot mouse and voice automated software that I stopped the problem from getting worse. Sure, it takes a while to adjust. But there's no debate that the little trouble it has taken to learn has been worth every bit of the recovery I have experienced. And I tell everyone I know about it. If I had evisioned six months ago were I would be today, I would've bought a foot mouse and started using voice automated software before it ever became a problem. Prevention is so much easier than recovery.
- Cynthia VanBibber, Fayetteville, Arkansas
I'm a librarian, so I use my desktop computer all the time, and I am gradually losing use of my hands due to a chronic disease called systemic sclerosis. This past fall, hand mousing became painful and difficult, so I went online to search for an ergonomic hand mouse alternative. I found Footime and thought, "Why not eliminate the source of the problem, my hands, altogether?" I'm happy to say that my Footime slipper mouse is great! It's easier to use your feet than you might think, and the whole Footime set-up is very intuitive. I would recommend Footime to anyone, whether or not they're having troubles with hand mousing or not. It's just cool.
- Leigh Rockey, Charlottesville, VA
I've been battling RSI for a few years and the combination of the Footime mouse with voice dictation software has allowed me to go almost entirely hands-free in my computer usage, while still working at an efficient pace. The product is definitely a real solution to a growing problem.
- Wil Forbis, LA, CA
It's a career saver! No matter how hard I try I can't use Visio by voice, but your foot mouse is great. The design is so much better than the other products on the market.
- Molly, Easthampton, MA
One of the major drawbacks of the ever increasing amounts of automation and computer-controlled equipment used by researchers is the need to constantly remove gloves and wash hands to avoid contaminating electronic equipment.
The Footime 'foot mouse' developed by Bili Incorporated, aims to remove this problem by providing a foot-controlled mouse that uses an optical 'slipper' mouse to control the cursor and a user-programmable pedal that enables users to tie command sequences to specific buttons.
Disposed-of gloves significantly contribute to the volume of laboratory waste that is becoming more and more expensive to dispose of as environmental regulations increase the price of disposal.
- Dr. Matt Wilkinson LabTechnologist.com, 10/17/07
Bili promotes the Footime mouse primarily as an option for people with hand or arm disabilities, including the hundreds of thousands of office workers with carpal tunnel syndrome. But it seems to us that moving the mouse to the floor offers a lot of potential for nondisabled computer users as well. After all, why should we have to keep taking one hand off the keyboard to find the (hand) mouse while our feet sit idly under the desk?
- Patrick Marshall
Government Computer News, 10/22/07
We plugged in the Footime and within five minutes were tapping away like Fred and Ginger. You can still use your hand mouse when necessary; ... it works well and keeps your hands where they belong--on the keyboard.
- Mike Fratto
If you spend any significant amount of time in front of the computer, then you probably have firsthand knowledge of repetitive stress injuries. These are the problems that can come about when you place your body in an unnatural position all day long, such as on a mouse or flat keyboard. If you make your living on the computer, then you can imagine how major an adjustment you would be willing to make in order to prevent further injury if an injury were to appear.
From a preventative standpoint an ergonomic mouse could do a great job of saving your wrist, but the fact remains that you are still relying on the same joints and only varying the angle of your wrist slightly. The answer might just be a more drastic change - the Bili Footime foot mouse.
- Geek.com, 12/28/07
I've seen lots of different variations on usual computer mouse, but this one is really outstanding. Foot mouse, that's right. For those who's got paranoia about tunnel syndrome, extremely bored with PC or (let's be more serious now) people with physical disabilities, Footime Mouse is a computer mouse designed for feet usage...
This gadget is something I've always dreamed about - I've got a bad habit of eating in front of PC. Just imagine how convenient it will be - you have your meal with fork and knife, while browsing web is up to your own feet!
- Awaregeek.com, 3/5/08
A new invention called Footime foot mouse arrive in our email box. At the first glance it seems to be weird but wait to read about it.
Developed by Bili Inc, it's working in conjunction with on-screen keyboard, and enables users to type by foot. Data from Digest of Data on Person with Disabilities indicates that over 3 million people in the USA have a disability in their hands and/or forearms.
- Blogpcnews.com, 10/4/07
BiLiPro Foot Mouse
$149.99, plus S&H
The world's only foot mouse with all hand mouse functions plus double click and shortcut buttons.
Powerful and easy to use.
Stop the pain before it stops you!
- Two-level ergonomic layout of button pedal
- Easy-to-use "slipper" pointer moving around like a hand mouse
- Includes scroll roller, all mouse clicks, and a double click button
- Programmable buttons for defining any shortcuts or functions (up to 10 shortcuts/functions for each program)
- Small pop-up and closeable window on screen showing all button functions (helps feet to "see" and touch)
- Preset popular shortcuts for popular programs
- Elastic strap and Velcro ends fits any sizes of foot
- Ergonomic design of scroll roller allows heel to rest on floor comfortably and toes to turn the roller left and right ( scroll screen up and down) easily
- Powered by user-friendly Neuratron software
- Compatible with most Windows and Mac OS
- Bright colors of buttons help see them under desk or in the dark
- Speeds up computer workflow in designing, editing, etc
- Hands-free computing and online surfing
- Enables people to multitask
- Avoids repetitive hand/eye movement between hand-controlled input devices
- Reduces hand/wrist stress and help prevent/heal carpal tunnel syndrome
- Helps type by foot with on-screen keyboard (see tips below)
- Keeps clean/dirty hands off keyboard/hand mouse
- Gives video gamers more "hands" to fight
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How to mouse with Footime foot mouse?
Nice and easy! It's a 2-part input device:
One foot wears the "slipper" and moves this cursor controller (pointer) on a big mouse mat as a "hand" mouse does. The other foot controls the button pedal with mouse clicks, shortcuts, and a scroll roller. (To get the idea quickly, see the picture of a working mouse above.)
A side switch allows user to program more shortcuts with the buttons.
This foot mouse can work independently without affecting other hand mouse or input devices connected to the same computer at the same time.
Before using FOOTIME foot mouse, please adjust your chair to the proper position so that your feet can easily reach and control the pedals. Also, take regular breaks and relax to prevent ankle or leg stress. Longtime or improper use of any part of human body could cause stress or injury.
1) Link to FREE software of on-screen keyboard:
Now, you can type by foot! (for those having serious CTS/RSI or physical challenges)
Or you may try another on-screen keyboard from:
2) Link to shortcut list of Windows OS:
Or you can find these shortcut key combinations from the menu bars in each program
3) Link to shortcut list of Mac OS:
4) Keybinding programs fit our foot mouse and Mac OS:
5) By the way, a mouse is supposed to run on the floor, not on a desk. :)
Trust your feel. Trust your feet.™
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