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Introduction of Pulse Type Ergonomic Keyboard Concept

Defining ergonomics.

  1. The Oxford Languages online Google Search results in this definition: the study of people's efficiency in their working environment.

  2. From ergonomics.ork.uk: ergonomics as a scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.”

  3. Ehs.unc.edu give the definition as: ergonomics can roughly be defined as the study of people in their working environment. More specifically, an ergonomist (pronounced like economist) designs, or modifies, the work to fit the worker, not the other way around. The goal is to eliminate discomfort and risk of injury due to work.

This project is developing a new system for computer user input. This has lead to the development & creation of a one-hand keyboard layout, and an ergonomic hand shaped input prototype. This input device helps ensure computer users will have ultimate control of: all character input; graphical user interface navigation; game avatar character vehicle control; as well as external device and environment remote control.

What aspects of holistic ergonomics would benefit user?

  1. Efficiency

  2. Minimize repetitive usage injuries

  3. Universal Access for Physically Challenged

  4. Better Gaming Experience

  5. Safety (eliminate unsafe smart phone texting & driving)

PulseType keyboard input features on the Alphabetic Numeric One-Handed Keyboard, Universal Remote, and Gaming Controller

  • One-handed & Two-handed options

  • Left or Right hand location for one-handed, mirrored, or inverted, according to user preferences

  • Optimal use input options for PulseType layout include: automobile, desktop, couch & bed browsing, on the move workplace & hobby play integration, wearables, and Pulse Nerve Impulse Intentional Typing, aka Pulse Typing.

How may this Keyboard & PulseType System change lives?

  • Built in intuitive ergonomic and intelligent design

  • Faster thought out: navigation; folder structure control; multiple open window control visualization on keyboard itself, for faster programs and file hopping

  • True out of the box ergonomics

  • Efficacy in design, and user customizability

  • Keyboard options will be designed to be: 100% equal access; compatible with mobile devices; ecological; customizable; efficient; fun and easy to use

  • Helps reduce carpal tunnel effects

  • Increased efficacy via hand-shaped home row layout

  • Built-in informational database; top list quick switch interests and production menu; device customization menus

Contact developer for additional feature & application list. The possibilities for this keyboard are limitless.

Supporting Cast of Related Ergonomic Design Holistic Integration Considerations

  • Attachable options for dual Pulse Keyboard, and gaming options

  • Gaming chair, ergonomic PulseType ready office, and reclining chairs

Kickstarter Reward List

  • Pulse Keyboard Development Kit

  • Pulse Type T-Shirt, Games, Hats

  • Pulse Type The Coming Keyboard Revolution

  • Book: After QWERTY

  • Pulse Module

  • Pulse Type App

Issues with current data input technology

  • Can result in short, or long-term injuries

  • Keyboards harbor germs

  • Lack ergonomic sense

  • Limited customizability

History of QWERTY Keyboards

The problem: with QWERTY, the alphabet is mixed up.

Define QWERTY:

https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/blog/summer-showcase-2020-how-qwerty-keyboard-shapes-way-we-communicate/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAhMOMBhDhARIsAPVml-HEGqcLf0oSvXOYiFrxEAi7YpgYEcpSur-VaMA5V0137CdErlmi7PoaArF0EALw_wcB v.singh2@reading.ac.uk

The dominant keyboard layout on every device, and physical or onscreen keyboard, uses QWERTY layout. The QWERTY layout was created by an American inventor, named Christopher Latham Sholes, on July 1, 1874. Over 140 years ago! Even the backspace key is in the same location!

Anyone may change their keyboard layout right now! Go to https://sharpkeys.en.softonic.com/, follow the directions, and try it. Open the program, click add a key. Here lets change 4 keys! Do not do this if you ever use your square and curly brackets, or for a password. If those brackets are needed, one may reassign them to the old backspace and P key location. This is not necessary if the square or curly brackets aren't used.

  1. Move the semicolon and the apostrophe keys to brackets keys. Be sure to save!

  2. Now change the old semicolon key to the back space key.

  3. Now change the apostrophe key to the P key.

Now backspacing is in a much more logical spot. It is a consistent struggle reaching for the backspace key.

Note: if a user has an Apple Computer the program called Ukulele is needed.


https://www.cnet.com/news/a-brief-history-of-the-qwerty-keyboard/

The fabulous virtual reality gaming chair with my one handed pulse type keyboard, gaming controller, and universal environment remote control? (Why is this here?)