Keyboards and keying An annotated bibliography of the literature from 1878 to 1999

@article{Kroemer2001KeyboardsAK,
  title={Keyboards and keying An annotated bibliography of the literature from 1878 to 1999},
  author={K. H. E. Kroemer},
  journal={Universal Access in the Information Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={1},
  pages={99-160}
}
  • K. Kroemer
  • Published 1 October 2001
  • Computer Science
  • Universal Access in the Information Society
This bibliography covers the period from 1878 through 1999. It contains, in chronological order, a thorough sampling of the literature concerning the design and use of keyboards. The sources are selected and annotated to reflect the status of engineering and technology know-how, and knowledge about ergonomic aspects of the use of the keyboards with, first, mechanical typewriters, then electric typewriters and finally, from the 1960s on, computers. The bibliography illustrates the origin of… 
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References

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Ergonomic keyboard design
TLDR
This paper presents a summary of a research project dealing with the ergonomic improvement of keyboards, carried out at the IAO in Stuttgart during the past five years, which produced a relative optimum regarding ergonomic keyboard design.
Layout simulation for keyboards
TLDR
This paper introduces a simple simulation tool for evaluating layout, and advises on a cheap and effective way to convert any given layout to any desired one.
A New Force-Displacement Metrology for Keyboards
TLDR
A continuous force-displacement technique that measures dynamic force components of computer keyboards to assess the dynamic forces experienced at a user's fingertips while typing is introduced.
Performance of Disabled Persons on a Chordic Keyboard
TLDR
The results indicated that the physical configuration and cognitive operation of a chordic keyboard would permit disabled persons to use computers.
Investigation of applied forces in alphanumeric keyboard work.
TLDR
It was concluded that keyboard reaction forces can be used as an index of finger forces for keying tasks and further studies are necessary to evaluate the relationship between Keyboard reaction forces, fatigue, and chronic muscle, tendon, and nerve disorders.
Relationship between key space and user performance on reduced keyboards.
  • R. Yoshitake
  • Engineering, Medicine
    Applied human science : journal of physiological anthropology
  • 1995
TLDR
An experiment was conducted to investigate the relationship between users' performance and the center-to-center key space of reduced-size keyboards and found no performance degradation for faster typists, including those with large fingers.
The customizable keyboard
TLDR
This issue is discussed and it is established why such customization is necessary and how modern technology and keyboard design solve half the problem.
On-Screen Keyboards: Which Arrangements Should be Used?
TLDR
Conclusions suggest potential incompatibility between the mouse interface and the 1-Row Alphabetical arrangement used in this study.
Acceptance of the adjustable keyboard
The acceptance of a split keyboard with a user-adjustable angle (adjustable keyboard) and its impact on postural discomfort and general comfort of users was tested in a comparative laboratory
The impact of keyboard design on comfort and productivity in a text-entry task.
TLDR
The results suggest a minimal impact of the keyboard design features examined in this study on productivity, comfort and fatigue, at least after two days of exposure.
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