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Re: [ba-unrev-talk] one handed chord keyboards

Nice animation.  I would like to try one out.  I wonder what kind of
hardware interface they will use...    (01)

-- Grant Bowman                                <grantbow@grantbow.com>    (02)

* John J. Deneen <jjdeneen@netzero.net> [020713 22:10]:
> [Sensor] Thumb Typing ... product available by year-end?
> July/August 2002 - MIT Technology Review
> "As computers blend into our environment and even our clothing, entering data
> into them gets tricky. Carsten Mehring <
> http://www.eng.uci.edu/~cmehring/index.html >, a mechanical engineer at the
> University of California, Irvine, has come up with a device that turns your
> hands into a qwerty-style keyboard. Mehring’s device uses six conductive
> contacts on each thumb—three on the front and three on the back—to represent a
> keyboard’s three lettered rows. Contacts on the tips of the remaining eight
> fingers represent its columns. Touching the right index finger to the middle
> contact on the front of the rightthumb, for instance, generates a j. The top
> contact on the thumb yields a u, while the middle contact on the back of the
> thumb would produce an h. Mehring says the similarity to typing makes his input
> device easier to master than others that require an entirely different set of
> motions. He has applied for a patent and hopes to market a product by
> year-end."
> See javascript demo
> < http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/prototype0702.asp?p=8 >    (03)