We use a mouse almost every single day. When we use it we don't stop and think about how happy we are that we're able to use it and maybe we should. There are people out there that aren't able to use a mouse to help operate their computers and we're pretty excited that a designer thought of them while designing a new product.
Designer Liu Yi designed the Toe Mouse for people who have upper limb disability and cannot operate a hand held mouse. The Toe Mouse is a way to offer freedom and an easy way to navigate on their computer.
The Toe Mouse takes inspiration from a flip flop. The mouse is designed based on our natural ability to grip onto things with our toes. To use the Toe Mouse you slip it on and position it between the big toe and the small one next to it. The sensor below the big toe functions as the left click and the right side functions as the right click.
The mouse is a wireless mouse that would use the floor as its mouse pad. The designers took inspiration aesthetically from wales and functionally from flip flops and motorboats. The Toe Mouse is still in concept form, but we don't see why it wouldn't work as a real product.
[via Yanko Design]