Key Tronic Corp. has announced the first keyboard ever manufactured with varied forces required to register each keystroke.
Most keyboards require around 55 grams of force to activate each key, regardless of whether the key is to be hit by the thumb – usually a person’s strongest finger – or the little finger – usually a person’s weakest finger.
With Key Tronic’s ErgoForce technology, the amount of force required to register a keystroke ranges from 35 grams for keys (like the “a” and “s” keys) hit by the weakest fingers,and up to 80 grams for keys (like the space bar) hit by the strongest fingers.
There are five levels of force throughout the keyboard: 35 grams, 45 grams, 55 grams, 65 grams and 80 grams, corresponding to which fingers are supposed to hit the key.
The patented technology, called “ErgoForce” was made available to distributors starting this week.
Information about Key Tronic and its products can be found at http://www.keytronic.com.