Optical Keyboard Keyset Top View - Features and Benefits: â€¢ Silicon rubber and recycled plastics â€¢ Pressure sensitivity technology for typing â€¢ Wireless USB for computer connectivity â€¢ Eliminates QWERTY â€¢ Avoids repetitive stress injury â€¢ Provides vision-impaired and disabled with a new, easy-to-use, inexpensive avenue for communication â€¢ Injection-Molded
Jellyfish-Inspired Optical Keyboard Keyset in Red - Project Requirements: Redesign, enhance usability, and incorporate advanced technology into original chorded keyset, invented in 1968, along with the computer mouse, by Doug Engelbart. Keyset is a computer input device that allows users to enter characters and commands without keyboard or monitor. Uses five binary chords rather than keys. User, with practice, types faster than on a keyboard.
Client: Doug Engelbart
Solution: Versatile, streamlined, 21st Century device. Copyright 2010.
Inspired by nature. - Inspired by beached jellyfish, discovered while jogging along the shore in Santa Barbara, California.
Optical Keyboard Keyset in Jet Black - Fits the curve of the hand. Little to no digital stress while in use. Designed in SolidWorks, rendered in Hypershot.
Doug Engelbart demonstrating the original chorded keyset at SRI. - Photography by Evan Schaffer
A peek inside.
Conference with Doug Engelbart at SRI, Menlo Park.
Keyset Design Hits the Blogosphere. "This Five-Button Saucer Could Replace Your Entire Keyboard" - It all started with a two thumbs up featured critique by Kyle VanHemert on Gizmodo.com and then exploded to over 100 diggs, over 30+ tech pundits' blogs and feeds, buzz on Twitter, receiving rave reviews. From Gizmo Whiz and Tech News Daily to Ubervu, Sony Slim, Tom Glocer, Gadget Blips, and Bitsnipe.