Decatxt: the One-handed Bluetooth Chord Keyboard
DecaTxt, is a one-handed ten key Bluetooth device about the size of a deck of cards. Ten keys, representing ten fingers, make the alphabet a single press or a thumb shift, essentially turning your fingers into the keyboard. Bluetooth 4.x connects to smartphones, Tablets, computers & other devices.
DecaTxt is a Bluetooth 4.0 keyboard that connects to the latest iOS, Ardroid, Linux, Mac & PC devices wireless to provide a way to type, text, scroll, add numbers, change pages, adjust volume and more. It is designed to be operated with one hand and without looking.
Run a PowerPoint presentation, count inventory, write email or surf the web, even with your hand in your pocket. DecaTxt is the size of a deck of cards and has ten buttons that can be pressed in any combination with one hand. It's called a "Chord" keyboard because like a musical note, chords require more than one note be played. DecaTxt is designed with two keys in five rows, four rows on the face for your fore fingers and one row on top for your thumb. Letters are a single press or a thumb key shift (10 + 8 + 8 = 26 letters). Press both thumb keys for initial capitalization. In number lock, each key is a single press for numbers. Every keystroke from a typical US keyboard is provided including cursor keys, F keys and all symbol keys.
DecaTxt provides a simple way to text while you keep your eyes on more important things for added safety. However, DecaTxt is also a powerful tool for assistive technology. Low vision users have real buttons to press rather than struggle with touch-screens for input and stroke victims or those with limb loss will have a simple way to touch type with one hand. Those with carpel tunnel syndrome may find some relief but typing in a new way with their hand by their side and folks stuck in bed can text without having to hold up a touch screen and poking at it. Some just want to get away from the desktop and type or write code from the couch or recliner. Although DecaTxt may help you keep your eyes on the road, texting and driving is still illegal in most communities... unless you are flying a plane.
The standard "QWERTY" keyboard was designed in 1869, before Edison's light bulb, Tesla's AC power or Bell's telephone. The face that it is still widely used today is a study in market dynamics. None the less, it is time to reconsider how words get to paper. Voice is a powerful tool and improves each year but it can't always be correct and will continue to mistake things like "the right or left" for "the writer left" and will need to be corrected. Accents, noise and environment will also be factors best suited for typing and who wants to say "go to the next line" when you can simply press enter?
DecaTxt provides everything silently and includes subtle vibrations to alert you when you change modes like cap lock or number lock. I invite you to google search or YouTube DecaTxt to see and find out more.
Problem this idea/invention addresses:
DecaTxt provides a simple way to touch type without looking on computers and mobile devices, one-handed, while you walk. Every keystroke of a standard keyboard is provided with a simple press so you can watch other things while you type, text or write code.
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