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This article is from the Ergonomics and Typing Injury FAQ, by Dan Wallach dwallach@cs.princeton.edu with numerous contributions by others.

34 Keyboard Alternatives

Information in this FAQ has been pieced together from phone conversations,
e-mail, and product literature. While I hope it's useful, the information in
here is neither comprehensive nor error free. If you find something wrong or
missing, please mail me, and I'll update my list. Thanks.

All phone numbers, unless otherwise mentioned, are USA phone numbers. All
monetary figures, unless otherwise mentioned, are USA dollars.

Products covered in this FAQ:

* Using a PC's keyboard on your workstation / compatibility issues
("normal" keyboards - by normal, I really mean non-chording)
o Apple Computer, Inc.
o Comfort Keyboard System
o DataHand
o ergoLogic
o Ergo Max
o FlexPro (Key Tronic)
o Fountain Hills Systems
o Generic Split Keyboard (from Taiwan)
o Genovation ErgoMaster
o Infrared Keyboards (Two Bit Score)
o Kinesis Ergonomic Keyboard
o Lexmark
o Light Link (Electronic Design Specialists)
o Maltron
o Microsoft Natural Keyboard
o MiniErgo (Marquardt Switches)
o The MyKey
o Somers EK1 Ergonomic Keyboard
o The Tony! Ergonomic KeySystem
o The Vertical
o The Wave
* ("chording" systems / speech recognizers / other products)
o AccuKey
o Aria Listener (Prometheus)
o The Bat (Infogrip)
o Braille 'n Speak (Blaize)
o DataEgg (InHand Development)
o DragonDictate (Dragon Systems)
o Half-QWERTY
o IBM VoiceType Speech Recognition Family (formerly Personal Dictation
System)
o IN3 Voice Command / IN3 PRO
o KeyBreak
o Kurzweil VOICE
o Listen for Windows (Verbex)
o Microwriter
o The Minimal Motion Computer Access System
o Octima
o OfficeTalk for WordPerfect (Kolvox)
o Power Secretary
o Rover for Windows (Digital Soup)
o Step on It (Bilbo Innovations)
o Telaccount Speech Recognizer for Windows
o Twiddler

GIF pictures of many of these products are available via anonymous ftp from
ftp://ftp.csua.berkeley.edu/pub/typing-injury I highly recommend getting the
pictures. They tell much more than I can fit into this file. Or, if you're
reading this page with a WWW browser such as Mosaic or Netscape, just scroll
down.

If you can't do ftp or WWW, send me mail, and I'll uuencode and mail them to
you (they're pretty big...)
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