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  Chorded keyboard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A keyer is a good replacement for a chorded keyboard in portable applications such as the wearable computer.
A modern example of a chorded keyboard is the GKOS keyboard which is intended for tiny tablet PCs and wireless mobile terminals.
Chording keyboards are also used as input devices for the visually impaired (sometimes combined with a refreshable braille display).
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 Chord   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Some particular kinds of chord are named according to the notes of the scale that they contain.
In reference to aircraft, chord refers to the distance between the front and back of a wing, referred to as the leading and trailing edges, measured in the direction of the normal airflow.
In computing, a chord could refer to mouse chording or a chorded keyboard, where multiple buttons are held down to produce a specific action or to type a character.
www.free-download-soft.com /info/chord.html   (139 words)

  
 Chorded keyboard -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A modern example of a chorded keyboard is the (Click link for more info and facts about GKOS keyboard) GKOS keyboard which is intended for tiny (Click link for more info and facts about tablet PC) tablet PCs and wireless mobile terminals.
Chording keyboards are also used as input devices for the visually impaired (sometimes combined with a (Click link for more info and facts about refreshable braille display) refreshable braille display).
Such keyboards use a minimum of eight keys, where each key corresponds to an individual (A point system of writing in which patterns of raised dots represent letters and numerals) braille point.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/ch/chorded_keyboard.htm   (563 words)

  
 Chorded keyboard
Chorded keyboard (sometimes called chording keyboard or simply chord keyboard) is a computer input device.
It is a good replacement for the regular keyboard especially in application such as wearable computer.
One example of a chorded keyboard is the GKOS keyboard which is intended for tiny tablet PCs and wireless mobile terminals.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ch/Chorded_keyboard.html   (240 words)

  
 World Intellectual Property Organization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Third, the typist must conform his or her posture to the requirements of the keyboard; namely, sitting or standing facing the keyboard with the keyboard at the proper height and angle.
Virtual keyboards share many of the disadvantages of the physical keyboard; namely, a tabletop area is required for operation, the operator must adopt a posture in front of the virtual keyboard, and the operator must type using two hands to achieve rapid operation.
as is a typewriter keyboard or chorded keyboard.
www.wipo.int /ipdl/IPDL-CIMAGES/view/pct/getbykey5?KEY=03/88202.031023&ELEMENT_SET=DECL   (12605 words)

  
 Alphanumeric keyboard - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An alphanumeric keyboard is a device with many keys (usually marked with the letters of the alphabet, the numerical digits, and various extra keys.)
The layout of keys on the modern-day English keyboard is called the QWERTY design, based on the most popular typewriter keyboard layout.
There is another kind of computer keyboard known as a chorded keyboard.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /alphanumeric_keyboard.htm   (236 words)

  
 Chorded Keyboard
So it was decided to use a touchpad for positioning the cursor and a chorded keyboard for text entry (see the features page for more details).
If a chord follows the stroke, however, then it is considered as simply a prefix that modifies the meaning of the chord as shown in the tables.
But if a chord follows that initial stroke, the corresponding character replaces the one that was temporarily inserted and the status line is cleared.
www.lsi.usp.br /~jecel/merlin4.7/chord.html   (1070 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Chorded keyboard
A computer keyboard is a peripheral modelled after the typewriter keyboard.
In music and music theory, a chord (from the middle English cord, short for accord) is three or more different notes or pitches sounding simultaneously, or nearly simultaneously, over a period of time.
One implementation of the GKOS keyboard The GKOS keyboard standard for small portable terminals is intended for replacing the QWERTY where there is not enough room for a large number of keys but still all QWERTY functions are required.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Chorded-keyboard   (952 words)

  
 Chording Keyboards - Alternative Keyboard FAQ - TIFAQ
Chording keyboards are smaller and have fewer keys, typically one for each finger and possibly the thumbs.
In addition, the user is free to place the keyboard wherever it is convenient and may avoid the unnatural keying posture associated with a conventional keyboard.
A second disadvantage of the chording keyboard is that data entry rates (characters per unit of time) are actually slower than data entry rates for conventional keyboards.
www.tifaq.com /keyboards/chording-keyboards.html   (1070 words)

  
 Keyboard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alphanumeric keyboard, any keyboard that has both letter and numbers on it
Musical keyboard, a keyboard on a musical instrument
Keyboard synthesizer, a keyboard used to create synthetic musical sounds
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Keyboard   (124 words)

  
 Alphanumeric keyboard -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Alphanumeric keyboards include (Hand-operated character printer for printing written messages one character at a time) typewriter and (A machine for performing calculations automatically) computer (Device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like) keyboards.
An alphanumeric keyboard is a device with many keys (usually marked with the letters of the (A character set that includes letters and is used to write a language) alphabet, the (Click link for more info and facts about numerical digit) numerical digits, and various extra keys.)
There is another kind of computer keyboard known as a (Click link for more info and facts about chorded keyboard) chorded keyboard.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/A/Al/Alphanumeric_keyboard.htm   (494 words)

  
 faqs.html
On traditional keyboards all keys feel the sameā€”all are downward keystrokes at a particular point in an undifferentiated plane.
On other keyboards, movement of the hand back and forth between the keyboard and the mouse is both time consuming and stressful.
Chorded keyboards rely on multiple simultaneous keystrokes to type a single letter.
www.datahand.com /flashsite/faqs.html   (4008 words)

  
 Compucare, Inc. - Headsets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The flat keyboard was designed to meet 19th Century workplace needs, before better technology was available, but the age of the standard is not the problem.
Traditional keyboards, even the newer alternative versions, still force operators to conform to arbitrary key locations and finger travel distances left over from the Mechanical Age—when keys had to be fastened to an array of levers.
Keyboard workers will not be among the first to be directly affected even though the draft OSHA standards look favorably upon companies which act independently to anticipate possible injury and set up programs designed both to protect workers against injury and to restore previously injured workers to health and productivity.
www.abilities.com /keyboards.html   (8186 words)

  
 Chorded keyboard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A chorded keyboard (sometimes called chording keyboard or simply chord keyboard) is a computer inputdevice designed to replace a traditional QWERTY computer keyboard.
Due to the small number of keys required (the minimal design only needs one key for each finger), a chorded keyboard is easilyfitted in a grip such as the one on a bicycle handle bar.
A modern example of a chorded keyboard is the GKOS keyboard which isintended for tiny tablet PCs and wireless mobile terminals.
www.therfcc.org /chorded-keyboard-153081.html   (266 words)

  
 ChordKey Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The idea behind a chorded keyboard is to press several keys simultaneously to give a specific input into a computer, much like a pianist presses several keys on a piano to play a chord.
The Infogrip BAT is a commercial chorded keyboard.
The Microship and BEHEMOTH are one-nomad vehicles with chorded keyboards!
www.etla.net /~willey/projects/chordkey   (270 words)

  
 Frogpad, ergonomic keyboards, left handed keyboard, ergonomic keyboard, bluetooth keyboard
Enter the "chorded" keyboard, where, instead of using one key for each character, the user presses multiple-key combinations similar to playing chords on a piano.
Unlike chording keyboards, where most of the time you need to press multiple keys just to type one character, on the iFrog you never press more than two keys at one time (similar to pressing the shift on your existing computer keyboard.)
I came from a background where I once used a traditional chorded keyboard—and believe me it was enormously difficult to learn how to type using one of those devices even though I know how to play a piano.
www.frogpad.com /news/ssmillerArticle.asp   (622 words)

  
 Tech Connections | One-Handed Keyboards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
They keyboard is shaped to reduce the reach between keys for a person typing with one hand.
This keyboard is recommended for a person with repetitive stress injury but require good finger coordination and memory.
The BAT Personal Keyboard is a chorded keyboard and is capable of entering all characters and functions of a traditional keyboard using only seven keys.
www.techconnections.org /resources/guides/1HandKeyboard.cfm   (1459 words)

  
 Wearable Computing - Technology - Keyers
The data egg is a one handed chording keyboard designed for use as an autonomous system but may be used as a tethered keyboard.
The flexi keyboard is the first truly flexible, portable and resilient keyboard specifically designed to withstand most hazards.
Cut a keyboard in half and you have a wristmounted keyboard.
about.eyetap.org /tech/keyers.shtml   (382 words)

  
 Getting Chorded   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While the particular C, E and G in the chord are frequently close together on the keyboard, for our purposes here, any C, E, and G played at the same time will constitute a C Major chord.
It is the spacing between the notes on the keyboard that distinguishes a Major chord from others.
If we start with a different note, say F#, we can easily tell that the notes in an F# Major chord are F#, A#, and C# (skipping G, G#, and A between F# and A#, and skipping B and C between A# and C#).
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 ipedia.com: GKOS keyboard Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One implementation of the GKOS keyboard The GKOS keyboard standard for small portable terminals is intended for replacing the QWERTY where there is not enough room for a large number of keys but still...
The GKOS keyboard standard for small portable terminals is intended for replacing the QWERTY where there is not enough room for a large number of keys but still all QWERTY functions are required.
The GKOS keyboard has 6 keys and they are located on the back of the terminal, 3 keys for each hand.
www.ipedia.com /gkos_keyboard.html   (263 words)

  
 1993 VR Conference Proceedings
The keyboard, normally an input device, is enhanced to serve both input and output functions.
Vibration of the keyboard at high frequency can be used to identify when the cursor is under the virtual character: high frequency vibration (several hundred Hertz) selectively excites the Pacinian corpuscles and can be separately interpreted.[8] We plan to use this to convey non-textual information simultaneously with alphanumeric information.
So this is a complete keyboard for input, an output device which can be used either in conjunction with a visual monitor or without, and a cursor control device, all in a hand-held package.
www.csun.edu /~hfdss006/conf/1993/proceedings/Mcim~1.htm   (2770 words)

  
 Chorded keyboard - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Chorded keyboard - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Definitive numbers (in WPM) are hard to find.
This encyclopedia, history, geography and biography article about Chorded keyboard contains research on
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Chorded_keyboard   (552 words)

  
 ATA-FAQ-Technology
The BAT chorded keyboard from Infogrip (www.infogrip.com) and the TASH mini keyboard (www.tashinc.com) and the Magic Wand keyboard (www.magicwandkeyboard.com) are some representatives of this option.
Miniature keyboards such as the TASH mini keyboard (TASH International, Inc. 800-463-5685, www.tashinc.com), and the Magic Wand keyboard (InTouch Systems, 800-332-6244, www.magicwandkeyboard.com) are some other options.
If a keyboard is not an option for you, but you can use a mouse or can point, an onscreen keyboard could be a solution.
www.ataccess.org /faq/e_technology.html   (3244 words)

  
 Greater Baton Rouge Business Report: Will the BAT keyboard fly? - Infogrip Inc.'s new keyboard system - includes ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
What's more, he adds, 70 percent of all traditional keyboard keystrokes require the typist to reach for the key and most rely on the left hand even though most people are right-handed.
Bond says of the keyboard, which requires just one hand to type (a second BAT can be used in conjunction to increase typing speed further).
While the cost of the BAT ($295 for one keyboard, $495 for two) is a bit pricey, most in the high-tech world find few flaws.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m5012/is_n3_v11/ai_12845659   (1539 words)

  
 Chorded Keyboard Microwriter
A chorded keyboard uses only a few keys, but these keys are pressed simultaneously for each letter.
A chorded keyboard like a Microwriter may be a better input device, especially for small computers, than many alternatives.
The keyboard is the major constraint on limiting the size of a palmtop computer.
www.ericlindsay.com /palmtop/mwrite.htm   (1028 words)

  
 Ergonomic Keyboards By DataHand To Reduce Keying Stress.
The DataHand keyboard can also be used on a desktop or in a keyboard tray mounted to the underside of a desk.
The DataHand ergonomic keyboard comes mounted on a Laplander lapdesk with two foam pronation wedges to relieve the static stress of twisting the hands flat.
The diagonal movements of the index fingers on the flat keyboard become lateral movements of the index and the ring fingers.
www.datahand.com /overview/photos.htm   (1362 words)

  
 Handykey Twiddler Chorded Keyboard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is a pocket sized combined add on mouse and 12 key keyboard, from HandyKey Corporation, 141 Mt Sinai Avenue, Mt Sinai, NY 11766, phone (516)474-4405, fax (516)474-3760.
The 12 key keyboard uses chording (senses the release of multiple keys), so more than four thousand combinations are potentially available.
The keyboard connector is used purely to supply power to the Twiddler.
www.ericlindsay.com /computer/twiddler.htm   (312 words)

  
 Chorded Keyboard Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 MacKiDo/Innovation/Desktop
It was a bit-sliced minicomputer, that they later sold to a few research institutions for about $16,000 each (when a couple thousand would buy you a very nice car).
My understanding was that the typing input was a chorded keyboard -- so that you typed with one hand (your left) and used the right hand on the mouse.
Keyboard shortcuts in menus (with the keys shown).
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