OrbiTouch Keyboard


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OrbiTouch Keyboard

The orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard requires no finger or wrist motion to operate. An ergonomic keyboard and mouse in one, orbiTouch is an alternative to the QWERTY keyboard. It requires no software installation and comes with everything you need to become productive quickly.

OrbiTouch has helped individuals with: Hand and finger injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, arthritis, and autism.


Wireless orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard
Increased flexibility and mobility
Users are no longer confined to cord length. The new orbiTouch wireless can be
conveniently mounted onto a wheelchair.
Increased comfort
Not only does orbiTouch’s unique design take the pain out of typing, but the user can now
recline in their favorite chair and use a computer comfortably from anywhere in the room.
Works with a variety of special needs
The orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard has a broad range of applications, such as hand and
finger injury, arthritis, carpal tunnel, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury,
traumatic brain injury, muscular dystrophy, and autism.
Whether used for personal or work purposes, orbiTouch is a powerful communication tool that is simple to learn and easy to use.

Every orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard comes with the following:

1 orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard
1 USB adapter
1 Character Guide
1 Read Me First Poster
1 Fast Start Kit CD
PC and Mac Compatible

OrbiTouch's success with Autistic children.

Case Study: How does orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard help individuals with Autism?
Devin Spangler was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome when he was 7 years old. When you sit down with Devin, now 13, it is evident he is an articulate and bright young man. In fact, he speaks more clearly and cogently than many adults. However, according to his mother Allie, self-expression hasn’t always been easy.

Only years earlier, completing school work was a daily battle. Devin became increasingly reluctant to handwrite school assignments because his hands would fatigue quickly. Standard keyboards didn’t go over much better--their QWERTY layout seemingly had no order, something individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder crave.

OrbiTouch helped him break through communication barriers.
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Devin liked orbiTouch for the following reasons:

Alphabetical order
Comfortable design
Consolidated keyboard and mouse
Devin used orbiTouch to:
Type homework assignments
Create Power Point Presentations
Browse the Internet
Play orbiTouch Bubble Blaster Learning Tool
Transition to using QWERTY keyboard


Devin now uses a standard QWERTY keyboard to type and mouse, but orbiTouch proved to be a powerful transition tool to introduce technology. Once he saw that typing didn't have to be painful or confusing, he was able to concentrate on what really mattered--his school work. Devin is currently home schooled and earns excellent grades. We are glad that orbiTouch could help him unlock his inner potential.

OrbiTouch Research Papers

Jentsch, F. & McAlindon, P. (2001). Using sequential data analyses to determine optimum layout for an alternative keyboard. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society, 45th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis.

Jentsch, F., Hitt, J. M., & McAlindon, P. (2001). Force and displacement preferences for an alternative keyboard. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society, 45th Annual Meeting, Minneapolis.

McAlindon, P. & Jentsch, F. (1999). An alternative keyboard for typists with carpal tunnel syndrome. Proceedings of HCI International '99, Munich, Germany.

McAlindon, P. J., Stanney, K. M. & Silver, N. (1995). The Keybowl: An ergonomically designed document processing device. The 2nd ACM/SIGCAPH Conference on Assistive Technologies, Vancouver, Canada.

McAlindon, P. J. & Lee, C. H. (1995). Perceived workload between the Keybowl and the QWERTY keyboard. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society, 39th Annual Meeting, San Diego.

McAlindon, P. J., Stanney, K. M. & Silver, N. (1995). A comparative analysis of typing errors between the Keybowl and the QWERTY keyboard. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society, 39th Annual Meeting, San Diego.

McAlindon, P. J. (1995).  An analysis of motion in typing with the Keybowl. Proceedings of the Sixteenth Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering. Pergamon Press.

McAlindon, P. J. (1994). The development and evaluation of the keybowl: A study on an ergonomically designed alphanumeric input device. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society, 38th Annual Meeting, Nashville.

McAlindon, P. J. (1993). Performance measures in an ergonomically designed keyboard. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Orlando.

SKU: ORBITOUCH-WIRE - orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard Wired
SKU: ORBITOUCH-WL - orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard Wireless

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