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Ergonomic Keyboard with Warning Function

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117971D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Uemura, M Yoshitake, R [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is a system for an ergonomic keyboard which provides computer users with comfortable and safe typing work. This keyboard detects not only the number of typing strokes but also the intensity of typing (i.e., typing pressure). If a user continues with intensive typing, the keyboard detects an intensive threshold which can be specified by the users, and warning message(s) will be issued to alert the user. This feedback system can help to prevent computer users from occupational diseases such as Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI).