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Alternative Input Devices and Evaluations

The UIS has a range of specialist hardware and software that are available for University staff, College staff and students to access for evaluation purposes. These devices include ergonomic 'Handshake' mice, pen and tablets, split and mini keyboards which may be suitable for users experiencing Upper Limb type problems. 

We also have specialist equipment for visually impaired users, including high-visibility keyboards screen overlays and anti-glare filters.

The equipment is available for users to view and/or trial, by prior appointment with the AT Specialist, at the University Information Service.

Please  for booking details.

Ergonomic Mouse Options

The ergonomic mouse options we have available for evaluation include:

The Penguin Mouse

Penguin mouse.jpgThis ambidextrous mouse has a built-in switch to allow easy transition from left to right handed use.  The vertical alignment of the mouse enables the hand, wrist and arm to stay in a natural position in relation to the body, preventing the forearm from twisting while using it.

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The Evoluent Mouse

Evoluent Front.jpgComfortable easy-to-use sculpted mouse available in left OR right handed wired or wireless versions. The grip is similar to a traditional mouse except the hand is tilted up on its edge. The vertical alignment of the mouse enables the hand, wrist and arm to stay in a natural position in relation to the body, preventing the forearm from twisting while using it.

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The Grip Mouse

Angle M2 grey.jpgThis is a right handed mouse which encourages a more relaxed hold while eliminating arm twisting. The sculptured base is made from soft-grip material.

 

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The HandShoe Mouse


oHandShoeWThe ergonomic design of this mouse supports the users hand, thumb and fingers in a relaxed and comfortable position this also means there is no friction between hand and desk when moving the mouse. 

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The TrackBar Emotion

Butterfly grey.jpgThis mouse has been created to not only prevent ULD's but to aid rehabilitation. Centering the pointing device between the user and the keyboard keep the users hands in a more natural and ergonomic position. This reduces the need for the arm to stretch out in a sideways movement to reach the mouse.

More information about the Trackbar Emotion mouse... 

 

Ergonomic keyboard options

We have a number of alternative, mini and split keyboards available for evaluation.

Microsoft Arc Wireless Keyboard

MS Arc Front.jpgThe lightweight and compact design of the keyboard is ideal for carrying between workstations. Soft touch keys make it easy on the fingers to type and the wireless technology is USB plug & play.

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Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard

oMS SculptThe Sculpt keyboard incorporates a static central split design with a cushioned palm rest and a contoured  shape giving the keys a curved design more fitting to natural position of the fingers. There is a magnetic detachable stand that tilts the keyboard away from the body to keep wrists and hands flat.

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Fujitsu Split Keyboard

oFujitsu Open Raised

This split butterfly-style keyboard has a variety of features:


  • Customisable size of central split
  • Two easily adjustable height settings
  • Comfortable palm rests

Goldtouch Split Keyboard

GoldtouchSplit2.jpgThe Goldtouch keyboard provides an adjustable horizontal and vertical split mechanism allowing the keyboard to ‘tent’ vertically encouraging a comfortable typing angle. This will keep wrists and arms in an ergonomic position while allowing the shoulders to relax reducing bad posture while typing. 

More information about the Goldtouch Split keyboard...

Other Specialist Equipment

Specialist equipment for visually impaired users, including high-visibility keyboards, screen overlays and anti-glare filters is available for users to view and trial, please contact , at the University Information Service.