The USB EkaPad is a 12 key chording text and data entry device. The EkaPad combines 12 keys (like a phone), letter frequencies (simple chords for common letters), and a comfortable size to hold in your hand. The carefully designed and tested ergonomic key geometry and case structure make it easy and comfortable to use.
Characters, commands and functions are chorded with one, two or three fingers. Upper case letters and many symbols use a prefix chord also. EkaPad is a lot more than just a single handed, small, and pocketable data entry device; it has all the functions, characters, and symbols of a 107 key professional keyboard. Works best in one handed use with an EkaHand or a Desk Stand, both available. Can be held in one hand and chorded with the other.
The EkaPad works with and supports all keyboard operations in Windows, Macintosh, Unix and Linux.
The EkaPad is a keyboard for one hand, designed for handheld, mobile, and desktop computer use. Its tested training materials make the EkaPad easy to understand; its ergonomic shape and scientifically assigned chords help you become competent quickly.
The EkaPad also incorporates 100 user programmable registers for keyboard shortcuts, and another 100 Keep registers. You can store letterheads, frequently used complex phrases, or often needed lists. And Keep can be password protected.
The EkaPad technology is a completely new approach to entering text (and all keyboard characters) into computers and digital devices of all kinds. It is no longer tied to the legacy technology of typewriting nor is it an adaptation of a desktop keyboard. The unique easy entry EkaPad technology makes single handed text entry a reality.
The EkaPad standard color is silver pad side and black back.
Patent number 6,789,967, Distal Chording Keyboard, was granted to George Forester on September 14, 2004 by the US Trademark and Patent Office.
This patent covers all the ideas embodied in the fingering and chord design.Another patent has been granted covering the case and keypad design.