The OrbiTouch Adapted Keyless Keyboard was developed for people who do not have the finger or hand dexterity to use a regular keyboard or mouse. This patented computer keyboard and mouse requires no finger or wrist motion to operate.This keyless keyboard and mouse is used by people who have arm or hand prostheses, limited hand and finger use due to injury, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, spinal injury, burn, stroke, cerebral palsy and many other physical conditions. It is also being successfully used by people who are visually impaired, blind, have autism, or have a traumatic brain injury.The two domes work in tandem with specifically designed color bands that circle around the domes. The left dome color band is divided into blocks featuring letters of the alphabet such as ABCDE. The layout is alphabetical with right hand fixed, left hand moving. For example, when the right dome is moved into the BLUE zone of the circle band and the left dome moved to far left-center the letter E is produced. If the left dome were moved up-center it would produce the letter O. The order of the movement of the domes and timing is not a factor. The simple sliding and navigating of the two domes produces the desired character. Once the user's hand, arm, or prosthetic device is placed on the domes, all typing and mouse movements can be executed without ever removing them. The OrbiTouch will even allow the user to type while wearing boxing gloves!To put the orbiTouch in mouse mode, simply slide the left dome to the black zone twice. Once in mouse mode, the orbiTouch domes are used to perform the functions of a mouse. The tension of the 2 domes can also be adjusted for people with tremor.The universal access provided by the OrbiTouch Adapted Keyless Keyboard provides tactilely discernible controls, prevents tight grasping, pinching, and twisting of the wrist, an adjustable key repeat rate, visually discernible toggle control status and audible control status.
OrbiTouch Adapted Keyless Keyboard Instructions