Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Goldtouch ergonomic suite offers users relief for heavy typing

Manufacturers such as Goldtouch Technologies assert that using ergonomic peripherals for desktop PCs will result in fewer medical claims, more employee uptime and a more comfortable work environment.

For the most part, the Goldtouch suite follows accepted postural and ergonomic guidelines. The components are sold separately, but I recommend buying the whole lineup even if you think you need only one item. It makes little sense to change to an ergonomic keyboard but keep a standard mouse.

Like other ergonomic keyboards, the Goldtouch version splits down the middle where the T, G and B keys meet the Y, H and N keys.

This keeps the user’s wrists from twisting to reach keys as on a straight keyboard, but it differs from most other products in having an adjustable degree of tilt. At the apex of the keyboard is a connection like a ball bearing that rotates the keyboard halves on a circular axis.

Goldtouch - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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