"I don't have the ability to use a regular keyboard"

"Autism limits my ability to use a regular keyboard."

"Traumatic brain injury limits my ability to type."

"Arthritis limits my ability to use a regular keyboard."

Linus Tech Tips: orbiTouch Review

Do you – or someone you know – struggle typing on regular keyboards?

If you have any kind of physical limitation with your hands, wrists, or fingers – you know how difficult it can be to use a traditional computer keyboard.

The orbiTouch 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 used by people who are visually impaired, blind, have autism, or have traumatic brain injury.

It’s really not a keyboard at all. Yet it lets you communicate just as if you had no limitations at all…!

How does it type?

Below, the letter ‘a’, in orange, is typed.



The letter ‘a’ is typed by sliding the left dome to the middle of the   zone and the right dome to the middle of the orange zone.

Once the two domes reach their positions, the character is typed. It does not matter which dome is moved first - they can be moved together or separately.

What our users are saying..

One of my jobs is to prepare a weekly report about volunteer activity. Before I began using the orbiTouch, it would take more than 2 hours to complete. Now I am able to do it in a half hour to 45 minutes.

– Shirley J.

“The orbiTouch has given our family the joy in watching a child that hated to write blossom into one who is writing and even making small power point presentations.”

– Allie S

I have to tell you that we, the assistive technology team, are so impressed by this keyboard that I had to pry it out of a colleague’s hands to bring it to Amy. We LOVE the mouse feature and Amy caught on very quickly to the process.

– Sally N.

I have both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis pain in my hands, especially my thumbs, increases almost daily. I like that the orbiTouch decreases the motion required to type and operate the mouse. This helps me at work and at home daily to use the internet, email, and financial records. I have arthritis in my left hand and it is bothersome to use a regular keyboard. The orbiTouch helps a lot.

– Mike S, a veteran.

I will have to say I was very skeptical about how easy this device would be to learn and to use. To my great surprise it was easy to learn and use. There are some muscle control issues that you need to work on but with practice these issues are easily overcome. I give it 4 out of 5 stars and think the device is very beneficial to those with hand issues.

– John F.

I have to tell you that we, the assistive technology team, are so impressed by this keyboard that I had to pry it out of a colleague’s hands to bring it to Amy. We LOVE the mouse feature and Amy caught on very quickly to the process.

– Sally N.


Typing Tutor

Learn how to type quickly and easily by completing levels on the Typing Tutor!

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Character Command

In this game inspired by the classic arcade game you will be pressed to defend your cities with every correct key stroke!

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Word Invaders

This challenging game will really test your limits with the orbiTouch. You fire away at priority targest all while dodging enemy fire!

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The Research

Ease of use

The orbiTouch keyless keyboard is designed and engineered to make typing as comfortable and efficient as possible.

Typing performance

A great deal of research has been done on optimizing the orbiTouch to minimize your learning curve and maximize your speed.


Slide Guide & Unmanual

The slide guide provides a pictorial dictionary of all the letters, symbols, numbers, and functions used by the orbiTouch.

The orbiTouch research study

A dissertation presenting the inventor’s original research and findings. This document proposes, addresses, and answers the questions “how?”, “what?”, and “so what?” on the orbiTouch.

orbiTouch white paper

Authoritative reports and guides to help our users understand orbiTouch principles, purpose, and technology to help solve a problem or to help you make a decision about the orbiTouch.

orbiTouch Technologies

Joystix Pro

Joystix Pro allows people to use their game controllers, such as an Xbox One controller, on any PC game that does not include controller support natively. With a very strong focus on ease of use Joystix Pro users are able to get going in their favorite games without any time spent customizing controls.

Visit joystixpro.com

VR Texter

The latest adaptation of our texter technology. The VR Texter is our typing solution in a world where the very idea of a keyboard and mouse no longer apply. As more and more headsets are created and the adoption rates of these headsets increase the demand for productivity and user interaction is only going to increase. The VR Texter enabled everyone to type quickly and easily in a VR environment.

Visit vrtexter.com