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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.

45 ErgoMaster

Genovation, Inc.
Phone
800-822-4333 or 714-833-3355
FAX
714-833-0322
Address
17741 Mitchell, North
Irvine, CA 92714
Price
$495 (main keyboard)
$79 (external keypad with serial-port connector)
$95 (external keypad with parallel-port connector)
Shipping
Summer 1995

The ErgoMaster comes in two pieces which attach to a track you install on
the edge of your desk. Once installed, you can separately adjust the
angles and positions of each side. A timed beeper reminds you to make
periodic adjustments to the keyboard (more importantly, you can use the
beeper to remind you to take rest breaks).

In addition to the usual PC key layout, ErgoMaster has Enter and Backspace
keys on the bottom of the keyboard which you can hit with your thumbs.

The ErgoMaster can be reprogrammed through PC software which downloads new
keymappings to your keyboard.

The optional external keypad connects to either the serial or parallel
port of your computer and relies on special driver software to function
properly. This means the keypad will not function on an X terminal, and
probably won't work with many PC games. A "T-connector" is available with
the parallel-port keypad, so you can share your parallel port with another
peripheral.

Note: This is the same Genovation which formerly produced the Serial Box,
which was useful for interfacing a PC keyboard to non-PC workstations with
proprietary keyboard interfaces. If you still want one, they'll make them
custom in quantities of 100 or more.

 

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