Operating a Computer with One Hand
Note: Some of the information on this page is duplicated or supplemental to information on the following pages
Some Approaches to Operating a Computer with One Hand
Difficulties faced by people operating a computer with one hand include:
- Reaching: one hand must reach all of the keyboard keys and manipulate the mouse.
- Overuse: one hand is required to do the work of two.
- Fatigue and discomfort: resulting from overuse.
Approaches to dealing with these problems generally focus on reducing the distance the hand has to travel. These solutions include:
- Keyboards with a smaller footprint.
- Fewer number of keys on a keyboard.
- Some or all of the keys on the keyboard are smaller (than on a standard keyboard).
- Mice that are stationary.
Some Possible Solutions
MouseTrapper Advance with an Evoluent Essentials compact keyboard. A compact keyboard with a alternate-style stationary mouse.
Goldtouch Ergonomic mouse with an A4Tech X-Slim compact keyboard. A compact keyboard with a contoured mouse.
Clearly Superior Technologies Microtrak mouse with SolidTek SK3001 Keyboard. A compact keyboard with a mini-trackball stationary mouse.
Kensington Orbit Trackball mouse with a Bakker Elkhuizen S-Board 840 compact keyboard. A compact keyboard with a trackball stationary mouse.
Cirque Smart Cat Pro mouse with an Evoluent Essentials compact keyboard. A compact keyboard with a touchpad stationary mouse.
The SmartNav is a head-operated mouse. While it frees your hand from mousing activities, some people find it difficult to operate.