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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.

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Iocomm International Technology
12700 Yukon Avenue
Hawthorne, California 90250 USA
$99.95 + $15 for a set of cables

Iocomm also manufactures "ordinary" 101-key keyboard (PC/AT) and 84-key
keyboard (PC/XT), so make sure you get the right one.

The one-piece keyboard has a built-in wrist-rest. It looks *exactly* like
a normal 101-key PC keyboard, with two inches of built-in wrist rest. The
key switch feel is reported to be greatly improved.Chording keyboards / speech recognizers / other products

GIF pictures of many of these keyboards can be found via anonymous FTP

There's another page which specifically covers voice recognition products which
you may want to visit:


If you're looking for more comprehensive information on voice recognizers, you
may want to track down the December 20, 1994 issue of PC Magazine. They have an
article, "Talk Show" (pages 203 - 219), which covers a number of voice systems,
both navigation-only and true dictation systems. Be careful when you buy a
voice recognizer. Some are only meant for navigation tasks ("File. Save.
Okay."), and are entirely inappropriate for full dictation. Dictation requires
a much larger vocabulary system. If you're planning on dictating something
besides spoken English (say, a C program), then you're going to be hacking lots
of macros, both in your dictation system and in your editor.

This FAQ only covers products aimed at end users. There are a number of
libraries aimed at programmers building voice-recognition into their products.
A nice list of them appears in the PC Magazine article.


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