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Offline hoggy

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Ergonomics: Interesting threads
« on: Tue, 11 February 2014, 11:33:51 »

About this list:
This thread is locked - if you want to suggest anything, then please take a look at the discussion thread (link is just below).
The discussion thread

Please recommend a Keyboard:
We'd love to, but everyone is a bit different.  We won't stop you from lurking around the forum, but you are more than welcome to create a new thread and we'll try to help you out.  By the way, have you seen your doctor?

(Looking for suggestions on a rough guide of things to mention, such as where the pain is, current keyboard, number of hours typing each day)



Specific Keyboards

Keyboards in Development -

Extinct Keyboards
  • Datahand (Optical/Magnetic)
  • IBM M15 (Buckling Spring)
  • Cherry MX5000 (Cherry Brown/Black)
  • Kinesis Evolution (Alps)

One Handed/Chorded Keyboards
  • Maltron
  • Matias
  • Chord Keyboards
  • Stenography

DIY Keyboards

(in no particular order)

(if you have any suggestions, please let me know)

The qwerty layout hasn't had it's day yet, but there are other layouts to take a look at.  A lot of the layouts have claimed improved speed and accuracy, but you might find comfort to be a better reason to switch.  Both Dvorak and Colemak will reduce finger travel distance to around 50%.
  • Staggered
  • Non staggered (sometimes called columnar, matrix or xy)
  • Comparisons
  • Colemak
  • Dvorak
  • Maltron
  • Workman
  • Dual use keys
  • Other Layouts

The type of switch used can make a huge difference to the keyboard.  A lot of keyboards are available in a choice of switches, and it's possible (with varying degrees of difficulty from prising open the switch case to desoldering the whole board) to change the switches in an existing keyboard.
Bottoming out (pressing the key through it's full travel distance so it hits the bottom) can be a source of discomfort to some users - it also contributes to louder typing).   
Switch Review Directory

  • Wristrests

(Always open to suggestions for sub categories)

Mice and Other Pointing Devices:

  • Photo Gallery
  • Comparisons

  • Vertical
  • Ambidextrous
  • Left Handed
  • Trackballs
  • Other

(Always open to suggestions for sub categories)


(Looking for suggestions for sub categories)


  • Photo Gallery
  • Comparisons

(Always open to suggestions for sub categories)


  • Rest Break
  • Text Expansion/Prediction/AutoCorrect/Macros
  • Speech Recognition

You, the User:

« Last Edit: Fri, 07 July 2017, 10:27:58 by hoggy »
GH Ergonomic Guide (in progress)

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Re: GH Ergonomics Guide
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 14 February 2014, 16:49:45 »
Thank, hoggy, this looks great so far.  Get enough info here, and maybe one of us can use the information as a thesis for graduate school.
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