AltMOUSE is an ergonomic software tool that provides real-time coaching on keyboard shortcuts focusing on the shortcuts most relevant to the user. It helps office-based employees realise substantial time savings and greater workstation comfort.
AltMOUSE is part of the Efficiency Software ergonomic software suite of products.
AltMOUSE recommends the healthier and more efficient keyboard shortcut alternative based on the tasks an employee carries out most often. Using shortcut keys allow you to continue working without interrupting your flow of concentration to use the mouse. With AltMOUSE you effortlessly learn new keyboard shortcuts as you continue to work.
AltMOUSE works with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access), Microsoft Visual Studio, SharePoint, Lync, InfoPath, OneNote, Project, Publisher and Visio.
On average the same computer based task can be completed 30% faster using a keyboard shortcut than a mouse (Lane et al., 2005; Tak, 2007).
By reducing mouse use employees avoid doing intense repetitive work with some of the smallest muscles and tendons in the body. This reduces exposure to discomfort and fatigue.