Rare occurrence of RSI for Veyboard-users
The Veyboard has an ergonomic design and layout. The result ensures that the typist uses a balanced movement of arms, wrists and fingers which produces minimal stress on muscles, tendons and joints. And the syllable-stroke system creates a pleasant rhythm of movement rather than the hectic finger placements necessary on most other keyboards.
Positioning the Veyboard: the lap-Veyboard
Comfortable seating and positioning in accordance with ergonomic criteria is highly desirable. In practice, however, this is often not feasible, for instance when there is no suitable table around.
To accommodate such situations — for example when interpreting for the deaf, or taking minutes in a meeting — Veyboard's design includes a handle that enables the typist to work comfortably by placing the Veyboard on the lap: a Lap-Veyboard! And this position meets with the strictest ergonomic requirements.
Minimal stress on the wrists
The two wings of the Veyboard are positioned in such a way that they permit a natural alignment of the lower arms, wrists and fingers.
A "split angle" of ten percent has been chosen to facilitate a comfortable ergonomic position for as many people as possible.
Equal energy distribution
Both hands play similar roles. The left hand is used almost as much as right; respectively 49,8 percent and 50,2 percent. On common keyboards this distribution is 61,2 percent and 38,8 percent.
Optimal use of fingers
Fingers differ a lot in their level of flexibility, from a highly flexible forefinger to a rather stiff little finger.
On the Veyboard, therefore, the little fingers gets easy tasks, while a heavy burden falls on the forefingers that are responsible for all vowel combinations.
The precise figures are as follows:
- Fore fingers 41.3%
- Middle fingers 21.7%
- Thumbs 18.5%
- Ring fingers 14.2%
- Little fingers 4.3%