The Ergonomic 8 Key Chord
Keyboard uses any split space bar keyboard or any
eight keys or sensors as a chordic eight key braille typewriter.
All Latin based alphabet languages and data, found in the ASCII
and Extended ASCII eight bit binary code, are produced using
combinations of eight keys. The ASCII and Extended ASCII eight
bit binary code have been rearranged into a new copyrighted and
patented eight bit binary braille code. More than twenty
keyboards on the tifaq.org
web site can easily be adapted to use the 8 key chordic keyboard
data entry method.
The ergonomic 8 key chordic keyboard was designed to stop the development of
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Strain Injuries. Unlike
other QWERTY keyboards, the ergonomic 8 key QWERTY chord keyboard sits on
your lap while you enter data. Your entire upper body
and arms relax as your wrists remain straight while you enter data. Preliminary testing of the 8 key
chordic keyboard prove it to be the best way
to stop the development of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive
Strain Injuries. No more back, shoulder, neck, arm, wrist and hand
pain or discomfort. The 8 key chordic data entry method can be learned
and used in five to ten minutes. Learning curves of previously tested chordic
data entry methods have proven them to be faster to learn and
faster to use than the QWERTY keyboard touch-typing method. The
universal 8 key chordic keyboard data entry method is far
superior to any previous chordic data entry method and is easy
and logical to learn and fast to use. The 8 key chordic keyboard
data entry method can also be used as an alternative eight dot
braille arrangement for the blind and a new form of communication
for the deaf-blind community. Individuals who write or use the hunt
and peck method of typing will be able to type faster in a short
period of time using the 8 key chordic keyboard data entry method.
- All computer keyboard data and every Latin based alphabet language can be entered using any 8 sensors and a chordic 8 key data entry method.
- The chordic 8 key data entry method uses any 8 sensors to allow ergonomic positioning of the fingers, hands, wrists and arms.
- Prevent the development of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cumulative Trauma Disorders, Repetitive Motion Syndrome, Repetitive Strain Disorders and Repetitive Stress Injuries.
- The 8 key data entry method can be used as an 8 dot unified braille code arrangement.
- The 8 sensor data entry method can be used as a finger spelling technique allowing the DeafBlind to communicate faster.
- All QWERTY keyboard computer data (including Spanish and French) can be entered sequentially through any phone.
- The phone invention, without the use of predictive text, is faster and easier than Tegic T9 (AOL Mobile) or any other predictive text input method.
- Simultaneous key actuations lower the data entry rate to almost one key press for each data character without the use of predictive text.
- Deaf, Speech Impaired and DeafBlind can use any phone to communicate emergency 911 messages.
- Allows Deaf, Blind, Speech Impaired and Deaf-Blind to use cell phones to text message.
- Makes all phones and cell phones TTY / TDD A.D.A. (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant devices.
- Enables Deaf, Speech Impaired and Deaf-Blind persons the ability to use 911 without the use of a TTY or TDD.
- Dial a website address from any phone in the world for telephonic Automated Attendant Internet access.
- Dial a web-cam address from a video phone to bring up internet cameras for traffic updates or visual confirmation.
- Dial any email address from any phone in the world to leave text or voice messages.
- Multiple types of data entry modes increase speed and ease of use.