A traditional QWERTY keyboard is not an option for many people living with physical or developmental disorders. Carpal tunnel syndrome, cerebral palsy, arthritis and autism can have a devastating affect on an individual's ability to interact with a computer.
The orbiTouch combines the functionality of a full ergonomic keyboard with an integrated mouse. It requires no finger or wrist motion to operate, giving users with a limited range of motion the ability to type without the pain and discomfort normally associated with the activity.
The orbiTouch is designed for anyone who has hand or finger issues that keep them from using a regular keyboard and mouse, or for those who want to type more comfortably.
The keyboard was specifically engineered for people who have little or no use of their fingers or hands. Two sliding domes replace keys to minimize hand and wrist exertion, creating a pain-free typing experience.
A pair of sliding ergonomic domes replace keys to type letters and move the mouse cursor without painful wrist movement.
Every key on a 128-key keyboard can be typed by moving both domes at the same time.
Mouse mode can be enabled by sliding the left dome down twice, allowing you to move the cursor with the right dome.
Letters are typed by sliding the Left and Right domes into their corresponding positions.
By moving the Right dome to a specific color, the Left dome can be moved in any direction to type the letter with the matching color on the ring.
For example: moving the Right dome to the "orange" label, and the Left dome to the left, the letter with the orange background, "A", will be typed.
To type "B" (with the yellow background), the Right dome is moved to yellow and the Left dome is moved to the same position. "C" is green, and so on.