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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
Phone
310-644-6100
Fax
310-644-6068
Address
12700 Yukon Avenue
Hawthorne, California 90250 USA
Price
$99.95 + $15 for a set of cables
Compatibility
PC
Shipping
now.

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
ftp://ftp.csua.berkeley.edu/pub/typing-injury/gifs

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

http://www.ucar.edu/scd_people/nad/voice.html

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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