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Wireless orbiTouch Now Available

wireless orbiTouch keyboard

orbiTouch Wireless is available in white (not shown).

We are excited to announce the availability of the Wireless orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard

OrbiTouch Wireless resembles it’s predecessor, the original orbiTouch, on all levels except one–we’ve eliminated the cord. Through customer feedback, we’ve been able to create an orbiTouch that is wireless, efficient, and powerful. The orbiTouch Wireless is battery powered and works with a wireless USB receiver. If you would like to know more about orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard, you are invited to read Testimonials, Research and Reviews.

Features and benefits of orbiTouch Wireless:

Increased flexibility and mobility

Users are no longer confined to cord length. The new orbiTouch wireless can be conveniently mounted onto a wheelchair.

Increased comfort

Not only does orbiTouch’s unique design take the pain out of typing, but the user can now recline in their favorite chair and use a computer comfortably from anywhere in the room.

Works with a variety of special needs

OrbiTouch Keyless Keyboard has a broad range of applications, such as hand and finger injury, arthritis, carpal tunnel, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, muscular dystrophy, and autism.

The team at orbiTouch would love to connect with you. To order your Wireless orbiTouch today, please visit our Products page. If you would like to get in touch, please contact us via the form below or call today at 1.888.385.1936.

Free orbiTouch Keyless Keyboards Available to Wounded Veterans

The makers of orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard are proud to support wounded veterans. Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation of Winter Park, Florida, has donated 35 orbiTouch Keyless Keyboards to Orlando VA Medical Center to help wounded veterans become more productive and independent.

If you or someone you know could benefit from this program, please fill out the “Try orbiTouch Risk Free Today” form at the bottom of the page and indicate you would like a donated orbiTouch keyboard for a wounded veteran. Donation recipients will receive a free orbiTouch and free training. Units are awarded upon a first come, first served basis, so please contact us today if you would like one. Veterans will need a referral from a case worker. The generous donation made by Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation is a welcome addition to 15 orbiTouch units donated by Veteran Corps of America.

 How orbiTouch Helps Wounded Veterans

By eliminating hand and wrist motion, orbiTouch is able to help wounded veterans with the following conditions painlessly use a computer keyboard:

  • Hand and Finger Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Prosthetics
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

We would like to thank Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation and Veterans Corps of America for their generosity and compassion toward our heroes in the United States Armed Forces.

Wounded Warriors: Why Freedom is Not Free

Countless stories tell of an exploded Humvee in Fallujah. An IED in Kandahar. A routine excursion goes from ordinary to life threatening in a matter of seconds.  A life is irrevocably changed forever.

After the initial excitement of their return, wounded warriors must relearn and reorganize—most often time with limited technology and support—to pursue a well-adjusted, productive lifestyle.

There are many examples of courage and conviction in the perpetually unfolding narrative of The War on Terror, but for wounded warriors, the battle is only beginning when they return home.  Traumatic brain injury.  Lost appendages. Blindness. These conditions are common among injured veterans and make it impossible to use a keyboard and mouse. In the highly critical age of social media and real time communication, the inability to use a computer is devastating.

For example, social outlets we take for granted like email or Facebook are now impassable hurdles for wounded warriors who long to reconnect with loved ones and friends in their struggle to maintain normalcy. In some cases, physically wounded veterans express feeling trapped inside their own bodies.  Though their mental capacity is intact, they are unable to effectively communicate and maintain meaningful relationships because of injuries sustained in battle.

As it says on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., “Freedom is Not Free.”  Our wounded warriors serve as a constant reminder of the real cost of war.  Brave Americans sacrifice their bodies—and sometimes even their lives—so we can live in a free country.  It is the ultimate sacrifice and something we will never be able to fully repay.

OrbiTouch implores everyone to support wounded veterans anyway they can.  Volunteer.  Donate.  Spread awareness. Say “thank you.” They gave their lives for us.  The least we can do is give these individuals tools to succeed and live fulfilling lives.