04/03/2013 10:11 GMT | Updated 04/05/2013 06:12 BST

Bat Mouse Hovers In Mid-Air Using Magnets (PICTURES)

There are already plenty of ways to control a computer without a mouse - whether its touch-based gesture controls or the fused minds of two rats.

But this might make you want to return to the humble rodent.

The Bat Mouse is a concept design for a peripheral which floats in mid-air using magnets.

It's the work of Kibardin Design, who say the mouse would float about an inch and a half above the mousepad, and wouldn't drop all the way to the ground when in use with your hand.

No, it isn't a real product yet - and no, we have no idea if it would actually work.

But as the designers point out, there is a role here for a device which is able to treat and prevent carpal tunnel syndrome or repetitive strain injury.

Take a look at more images of the Bat Mouse below.