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orbiTouch vs. QWERTY Keyboard Speed for Persons With and Without Disabilities

Average typing speed report (PDF)

Learning curves and typing speeds vary from individual to individual. These performance curves are the averages of the people who have typed using the orbiTouch for at least 50 hours.

orbiTouch Research Papers

Jentsch, F. & McAlindon, P. (2001). Using sequential data analyses to determine optimum layout for an alternative keyboard. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society, 45th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis.

Jentsch, F., Hitt, J. M., & McAlindon, P. (2001). Force and displacement preferences for an alternative keyboard. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society, 45th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis.

McAlindon, P. & Jentsch, F. (1999). An alternative keyboard for typists with carpal tunnel syndrome. Proceedings of HCI International '99, Munich, Germany.

McAlindon, P. J., Stanney, K. M. & Silver, N. (1995). The Keybowl: An ergonomically designed document processing device. The 2nd ACM/SIGCAPH Conference on Assistive Technologies, Vancouver, Canada.

McAlindon, P. J. & Lee, C. H. (1995). Perceived workload between the Keybowl and the QWERTY keyboard. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society, 39th Annual Meeting, San Diego.

McAlindon, P. J., Stanney, K. M. & Silver, N. (1995). A comparative analysis of typing errors between the Keybowl and the QWERTY keyboard. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society, 39th Annual Meeting, San Diego.

McAlindon, P. J. (1995). An analysis of motion in typing with the Keybowl. Proceedings of the Sixteenth Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering. Pergamon Press.

McAlindon, P. J. (1994). The development and evaluation of the keybowl: A study on an ergonomically designed alphanumeric input device. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society, 38th Annual Meeting, Nashville.

McAlindon, P. J. (1993). Performance measures in an ergonomically designed keyboard. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Orlando.