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Ergonomics behind the Evoluent Mouse Friendly Keyboard

Evoluent Mouse Friendly Keyboard

The Evoluent Mouse Friendly Keyboard departs from traditional keyboard design by moving the numeric keypad to the left. This brings the mouse closer to the user and reduces the risk of developing an RSI from repetitive over-reaching for the mouse.

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Standard keyboard layout positions the numeric pad to the right of the primary keys. This layout was conceived prior to the existence of the mouse and current gaphic interfaces. At the time of the original design the majority of keyboard use was for data entry, often with a high emphasis on numeric data so the design was logical. With the introduction of graphical user interfaces and the mouse most current computer users spend little to no time on the numeric keypad but great amounts of time on the mouse. The result is that the numeric pad is now in the location that the mouse should be located.

The innovative design of the Evoluent Mouse Friendly Keyboard moves the numeric keypad to the left, enabling users to bring the mouse from 5-7 inches closer than with a conventional keyboard.

Standard keyboards have the numeric keypad where the mouse should be. The result is that your mouse is too far away. standard keyboard and user positioning Evoluent Mouse Friendly Keyboard and user positioning The Evoluent Mouse Friendly Keyboard positions the numeric keypad on the left. This enables you to bring your mouse much closer on the right.
Standard keyboards force your arm to stretch outward to reach the mouse. This rotates the shoulder outward and exerts unnecessary lateral force on both shoulder and elbow joints. Standard keyboard and mouse reach Evoluent Mouse Friendly Keyboard and Mouse Reach The Evoluent Mouse Friendly Keyboard allows your mouse to be aligned directly in front of your shoulder. The result is that your arm is in a relaxed neutral position when using the mouse.

Learning Curve?

Since most computer users use their numeric keypads only occasionally they will usually adapt very quickly to the new location of the keypad.

The increased comfort which will result from the better positioning of the mouse will make users open to doing their occasional numeric keying with their left hand. This also means users who need to enter numerics while moving between fields with the mouse may experience an increase in their speed over time.

Product Details
  • Eliminates stretching your arm to reach the mouse by having the numeric keypad on the left.
  • Your mouse may be much closer on the right.
  • Allows your right arm to be in a relaxed neutral position when using the mouse.
  • Reduces the need to remove your hand from the mouse by allowing your left hand to operate Enter, Del, Page Up, Page Down, arrows, and other keys in the numeric keypad on the left.
  • Duplicate Page Up, Page Down, Home, End, Del, and arrow keys on the right.
  • Full size arrows, Del, F's, Ctrl, and Alt keys for easy operation.
  • Extra Del key at the left end of the spacebar allows lefthand operation so you can keep your right hand on the mouse.
  • Tactile bumps on often used keys such as Del, End, Page Down, Ctrl, and down arrow to aid operation by touch.
  • Hot keys for one touch access to the Internet, e-mail, media player, volume control, standby, power off, and other functions.
  • High quality, notebook computer-type key mechanisms with precision feel.
  • Only 0.5” (1.3 cm) thick overall with ultra flat key caps.
Detailed Specifications
  • Width: 15.4" (39.1 cm)
  • Depth (front-to-back): 6.25" (15.9 cm)
  • Height: 0.5" (1.3 cm)
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs (1,000 grams)
  • Keyswitch: Scissor-switch membrane
  • Number of Keys: 104
  • Compatibility: Full functionality: Windows XP, Win 7
    Basic functionality (hot keys may not work): All OSs of Windows, Mac, Unix, and Linux
    With a Mac, the Windows key is the Mac key, and the eject key is pressing and holding F12. Num Lock is locked on.
  • Interface: USB (cannot be used with a USB to PS/2 adapter)
  • Warranty: 1 year

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