Keyboard eases navigation for impaired users
- By Carlos A. Soto
- Nov 06, 2003
The Datahand Personal Edition keyboard by Datahand Inc. of Phoenix lets impaired users manipulate its keyboard and mouse with elements much closer than standard equipment, making typing and desktop navigation easier and more efficient.
Once a user places his or her hands in the Datahand, each finger controls five characters or commands. The device can be difficult to learn, but once mastered, the Datahand can be faster than a conventional keyboard, especially for users with impaired movements in their hands or fingers.
The Datahand costs $999, is easy to set up and is compatible with Macintosh and Windows operating systems.
The unit weighs only 4.5 pounds, which lets a user easily adjust the device to the most comfortable position.
The GCN Lab demonstrated the Datahand at the IDEAS Conference today at the Washington Convention Center.
For more information on the Datahand, visit www.datahand.com.