Right 'Bove Touch On-boarding Tutorial


RBT is different in finger movements. 

When you first put your hand on a rabbit, you get an immediate sense of sorrow. The fact that you'd been enslaved into clicking through fingertips for years, and letting nerve damage accumulate within your carpal tunnel begs the question, "why!?". 

Is it simply because there were no working alternatives?

Yes, there were none.

Now that you're here, finally able to allow your hand to do what it's naturally comfortable at doing; we shall educate the rest of the world on how to start using an RBT correctly:  

First, lay your fingertips on the front edge of the raised RBT buttons. 

The purpose of this is to let your fingers discover that it doesn't need to curl forcefully to perform an action. 

Second, move the RBT around in a circular direction, both clockwise and counterclockwise while keeping the fingers where they were.

The purpose of this exercise is to  let your hand discover that there's a new way to move the cursor, squeezing from side to side is no longer a necessity.  You can pull or push of the entire RBT back, forth, left, and right by using only your index and middle fingers. 

Third, look at the palm side of your hand and notice there's space between your palm and the body of RBT. Keep it that way.  If you find your hand hovering on top of RBT and your palm is resting on it, you're doing it wrong.

There is no palm support for the RBT, because we know it causes sweaty palm and creates suppression. 

Fourth, lift your index finger while keeping the middle finger on the edge of  the raised RBT buttons.  Then lower your index finger while keeping it straightened. The contact surface is likely somewhere between the second and third finger digits. Each person may vary due to different hand sizes. Remember this position.

Fifth, Keep your index finger relaxed on the edge of the raised RBT buttons and lift your middle finger. Then lower your middle finger in a free drop. The contact surface is likely somewhere between the second and third finger digits but is usually different than the location of the index finger's. 

Sixth, look at the height of your elbow. It needs to be slightly lower than your hand. Lower your chair or raise your table if you have to.

If you've completed the above six steps, congratulations.  However, be warned. On average it takes between 40~120 hours of continuous use for your hand to reset from previous muscle and tendon memories.  

Repeat step One through Six if needed. 

 

Best Regards,

QK