Designed for mobile computer users, the Senseboard ‘virtual keyboard’ from Swedish-based Senseboard Technologies is a small device that attaches to the palms of the hand and allows users to type on any surface as if it were a keyboard.
Sensors in the device coupled to a microprocessor first measuring finger movements and then determining the appropriate keystrokes or mouse movements from them.
The virtual keyboard can communicate with a PDA, a smart phone or a wearable computer with a head mounted display via either a Bluetooth radio link or by wire.
Completely silent, Senseboard claim that users of the device can type at speeds that match that of standard keyboards.
The device made its public debut at the November Comdex show in Las Vegas where it won ‘Best of Show’.