Ergonomic-interface keyboard system

  • US 5,137,384 A
  • Filed: 01/27/1992
  • Issued: 08/11/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/27/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An improved keyboard system, transversely adjustable, having laterally half divided keyboard units for inputting information to a computer or data entry unit, comprising:

  • a portable unitary keyboard frame of substantially rigid construction designed to optimally lay across any operator'"'"'s lap during use, including means for alleviating Carpal-tunnel stress comprising;

    a left half divided keyboard unit having a left hand keypad member extending substantially vertically upward from said keyboard frame and having a plurality of keys thereon facing to the left, a left hand support pad disposed on said keyboard unit adjacent said left hand keypad member for supporting the left hand of an operator during operation, and a first compact mirror adjustably mounted on said keyboard unit and spaced away from said left hand keypad member to the left thereof to reflect said left hand keypad member and left hand motion of an operator; and

    a right half divided keyboard unit having a right hand keypad member extending substantially vertically upward from said keyboard frame and having a plurality of keys thereon facing to the right, a right hand support pad disposed on said keyboard unit adjacent said right hand keypad member for supporting the right hand of the same operator during operation, and a second compact mirror adjustably mounted on said keyboard unit and spaced away from said right hand keypad member to the right thereof to reflect said right hand keypad member and right hand motion of the operator.

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