The special shape and letter layout have been very carefully planned, taking into account the limited number of keys that can be accessed quickly and comfortably by single, left or right hand operation.
Word-processing input speeds of 85 words per minute have been demonstrated by operators using Maltron single handed keyboards. The fully ergonomic shape ensures freedom from strain and no RSI type problems have been reported in over 10 years, although all the work is done by one hand.
Both Left and Right hand models are designed for Touch Typing. Self paced training manuals ensure quick, easy learning. Both screen and paper based versions are available. These keyboards have Push-On Push-Off keys for Shift, Control and Alt functions; essential for single handoperation.
The unique switchable dual layout feature of Maltron keyboards has now been developed for single handed keyboards to give an alternative number entry option. For intensive number work the flat number panel alongside the letters is not ergonomic and can lead to fatigue as there is nowhere to rest the hand during pauses. To overcome this problem the number pad numbers are now also grouped on the letters keys. Either letters or numbers may be immediately selected by pressing a separate button. Windows keys are also included.