COMPUTER KEYBOARD DESIGN
What is the problem with the design of standard computer keyboards?
Alternative computer keyboard designs have been available for over 30 years.
The main concern with the design of the conventional computer keyboard is that
people bend their hands to the side when they are typing on the keyboard. This
lateral bending of the hands is called ulnar deviation. We know that extremes of
all our deviation increase pressure on the median nerve inside the wrist, and
this can increase the risks of developing problems such as carpal tunnel
syndrome. The original alternative keyboard designs split the keyboard laterally
to allow people to type with the hands straight rather than bend to the side. A
second problem with the design of the conventional computer