[access-uk] Re: Virtual Laser Keyboard

I think its a great idea as far as gadgets go, really up there with the sci-fi 
stuff but I can imagine even sighted folks having fun with it.

As for an overlay that you line up, was it George who mentioned that, I'm 
totally tickled by that idea, it'd be like the golden shot.

Trace

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Amro Bilal 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 10:00 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: Virtual Laser Keyboard


  Well, I'm probably just being over enthusiastic as I do with all new gadgets 
*G*. Perhaps should wait and see what this VKB future brings. It might proof 
not very easy to use even for the average user.

  Thanks to all for sharing their thoughts.

  Amro
  ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: George Bell 
    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Monday, April 24, 2006 7:32 PM
    Subject: [access-uk] Re: Virtual Laser Keyboard


    To be honest, Amro, there are already foldable or roll-up keyboards around, 
and for less.

    I did think along similar lines or a tactile rubber overlay, but imagine 
trying to line it up with something you cannot see?

    George.



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    From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Amro Bilal
    Sent: 24 April 2006 17:41
    To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [access-uk] Re: Virtual Laser Keyboard


    Yeah, George, agree. But I was thinking that maybe some ideas could be 
introduced to make the VKB more useable. I kind of understand how it works; 
though I haven't tried it so can't be so sure. But how about projecting the 
virtual keyboard on, say a thin rubber sheet, which resembles a tactile 
keyboard? That will give the user something to touch, and it will remain easier 
just to roll up the rubber sheet and carry it around than a foldable keyboard.

    Don't mean to rant *G*, just want to share some thoughts!

    Amro
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: George Bell 
      To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2006 6:53 PM
      Subject: [access-uk] Re: Virtual Laser Keyboard


      I would say there is absolutely no chance whatsoever of anyone without 
vision being able to use this device.  Let me try to explain.

      It works rather like a tiny film or slide projector, in that it projects 
a picture of a keyboard onto the desk.  You then type directly on to the desk.  
Sensors pick up finger movements, and relay them back through the device to 
your PC or whatever.

      All that for around $200, or about £120.

      I wouldn't suggest too many people on this list put it on their Christmas 
wish list, or they'll be in for a big disappointment.

      George.



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      From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
Of Amro Bilal
      Sent: 22 April 2006 16:53
      To: Access-UK
      Subject: [access-uk] Virtual Laser Keyboard


      Thought many of you would find this interesting-

      http://www.virtual-laser-keyboard.com/

      Not sure how user friendly for a VI user this device is as it is, but I'm 
sure if it's not, that many good ideas will develop soon to make it more usable 
for us.

      Anyone is welling to take the plunge to try it out?! *Smile*

      AmroB


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