Wednesday, November 16, 2005

SafeType Vertical Keyboard

There is some evidence that this keyboard is ergonomically benneficial ...

"So I was browsing the Alternative Keyboard Gallery earlier today and I came across this gem, by SafeType. It's a vertical keyboard that claims to be the ultimate in ergonomics - and they have a Cornell University study to back that up! "Cornell University conducted extensive testing of the Safetype Keyboard™, and found that it greatly reduces the risk of Repetitive Motion Injury (carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.)"

It's a standard QWERTY split keyboard layout, so you don't have to re-learn how to type and there are even mirrors that fly out so that you can see the keys if you're not a great touch typist. Although, frankly, if you're not a great touch-typist by now, you probably don't spend enough time at the keyboard that repetitive stress injuries are a concern for you. If you're having trouble picturing how this all works, check out the QuickTime video on their site (which is also good for a laugh)."   continued ...   (Via TUAW)

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

Safetype Keyboard.

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