The team believes that the traditional keyboard design based on a one-dimensional QWERTY format is often responsible for repetitive strain injuries (RSI) and therefore there is an imminent need to design a keyboard that reduces the typing stress.
New York City, NY (PRWEB) May 28, 2013
In a recent briefing, eReflect development team strongly commended the effort by technicians across the globe that are engaged in designing a keyboard that aims to improve ergonomics associated with typing. The team believes that the traditional keyboard design based on a one-dimensional QWERTY format is often responsible for repetitive strain injuries (RSI) and therefore there is an imminent need to design a keyboard that reduces the typing stress.
Ergonomics developers at TECK (Truly Ergonomic Computer Keyboard) have introduced several changes within the arrangement of keys and layout in the traditional keyboard, and the resulting keyboard allows typist to place their hands further apart in a manner that is highly relaxed yet natural, and which does not negatively impact typing skills. eRelect developers note that TECK and other ergonomic keyboard makers have introduced vertically aligned keys along with a horizontal curve that accommodates the natural curve of the fingers on the hand. This feature allows typing to be done in a speedier and accurate manner without added physical stress.
Several other changes have also been introduced by TECK within the new layout, including the removal of the numeric keypad on the right side and a change in placement of various keys including [Backspace], [Tab], and [Delete]. The makers strongly believe that this layout will significantly reduce the problems associated with typing for hours on end, although typist might initially be required to practice extra keyboarding training that allows them to transit easily from the standard QWERTY style flat keyboard to a keyboard based on ergonomics.
Cherry MX switches have also been used in the keyboard, which adds an additional ergonomic element to the keyboard. Within their statement, eReflect developers explained that Cherry MX switches have a bump that allows the key to be activated when it is pressed only halfway, and this reduces the physical effort required by the typist. Furthermore, the keyboard also allows users to remap keys; the user can easily design a keyboard according to their specific preferences.
Recent innovations by ergonomics keyboard makers are one step forward towards reducing the stress associated with typing and the eReflect team strongly supports their future progress.
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About Ultimate Typing™
Ultimate Typing™ software is designed specifically for the improvement of typing skills. Created by eReflect, a world leader in e-learning and self-development software, Ultimate Typing™ has been informed by the latest developments in the science of touch typing.
Since its creation in 2006 by Marc Slater, the company has already catered to over 112 countries all over the world, offering products with the latest cutting-edge technology, some of which are among the world’s most recognized and awarded in the industry.