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Gadget Freak Case #225: Moving the Keyboard Onto Your Fingers

Wayne Rasanen created a device to replace QWERTY that reduces hand movement and ends the days of flying fingers.

Can you improve on the standard QWERTY keyboard? Wayne Rasanen got it into his head to do just that. He created a device to replace QWERTY. He also wanted to reduce hand movement and end the days of flying fingers. So he invented the “chord” keyboard that uses more than one finger to produce letters in a way that is similar to how you play several notes to produce a chord in music. Wayne’s design is versatile, allowing the 10 wires and ground to connect to a variety of switches, from a video game controller to a one-handed version.

Wayne Rasanen set out to make the QWERTY keyboard smaller and less complex so that it could work well with modern electronics.

All input is provided directly under your fingertips with direct access to anything you want, anytime you want it.

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