Pro:Motion Motorized Ergonomic Keyboard

ProMotion Motorized Ergonomic KeyboardAccording to an article at NorthJersey.com, a New Jersey company called Smartfish Technologies has designed a unique product that claims to be the world’s first computer keyboard that won’t cause wrist injuries.

All keyboards on the market, including ergonomic keyboards, have a warning label on the bottom that says “Improper or prolonged keyboard use may result in injury.” Smartfish’s goal is to have its Pro:Motion keyboard be the first ergonomic keyboard sold without that warning label.

The keyboard contains a “small motor and enough computer power to tilt slightly every so often — on three different axes — thus moving the user’s typing position.”

The keyboard was invented by Jack Atzmon, a chiropractor who “realized that by having the keyboard itself move slightly every so often, it would shift the angle of a typist’s wrists and keep the carpal tunnel region from staying in the same position all the time.”

The company plans to conduct clinical trials to support its theory, and is currently looking to license its technology to keyboard manufacturers. They anticipate a retail price of about $130.

Randy Rasa

Randy is an engineer/programmer/web designer who has suffered from repetitive strain injury off and on for over a decade.

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