I manually pipette many samples a day. That caused a lot of pressure on my shoulder and elbow, and especially my thumb when ejecting tips. I developed elbow pain and numbness that was diagnosed as carpal tunnel syndrome and required surgery. Now I'm using an Ovation and haven't had any further problems.
In our lab, we all experience shoulder and wrist strains and overall tightness in the back and shoulders from using axial pipettes. With the Ovation, though, you don't have to hold it up very high to clear the test tubes. And the tips fit so well, they're easy to put on and easy to eject.
I used to have tennis elbow and I don't even play tennis. It was from pipetting. I had to stop for a couple of months and start physical therapy. Now I also use the Ovation. I just love it! It's so comfortable and my arm is better.
I wish the Ovation had been available 10 years ago. I'm convinced I would have never developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from pipetting. The Ovation uses nice, gentle motions without force. All the stresses and strains of the standard pipette are totally gone.
I was having a lot of pain in my wrist. I started using Ovation, and in less than a week, I stopped having problems!
Ovation pipettes are very easy to use. My hands never get tired or hurt when I use them. Their ergonomics distinguish them from all other pipettes. I have arthritis in my hands and these pipettes never stress my joints. Other pipettes make me reach uncomfortably or need too much pressure to release the tip. I absolutely love Ovation pipettes, would not use anything else!
“The Wobble-not pipets are superior to traditional serological pipets regarding stability and total overall performance. Great product that we will use for years to come!”