'keyless lifebook' by laura lahti 'FUJITSU design award 2011' competition shortlisted entry
'keyless lifebook' by laura lahti   'FUJITSU design award 2011' competition shortlisted entry 'keyless lifebook' by laura lahti   'FUJITSU design award 2011' competition shortlisted entry
may 12, 2011

'keyless lifebook' by laura lahti 'FUJITSU design award 2011' competition shortlisted entry

‘keyless lifebook’ by laura lahti


the ‘keyless lifebook’ concept by american designer laura lahti, is a shortlisted entry among over 1000 designs from our recent designboom competition ‘a life with future computing‘, organized in collaboration with FUJITSU.

designer’s own words: ‘the strain of typing will disappear with this ergonomic, customizable keyboard. your fingers will never lift up again, you only have to slide your fingers up and down for the computer to recognize the letters you are commanding. to customize, simply hit the ‘arrange’ button to move the button placement on your slideboard for a more comfortable arrangement.’

slide your fingers up and down the keyboard for the computer to recognize the letters you are commanding

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  • How can blind people use it?

    me says:
  • Oops !!! – Look’s like Toshiba with the Libretto W100 Series, have this idea first.

    Rui says:
  • I am interested to know about will the typing speed will be affect as the user is typing really fast after relocating the keyboard into their most comfort mode

    Crusade says:
  • this is the last think that i’ve ever need

    drop side says:
  • @drop side you probably dont work with computers everyday

    K says:
  • Hi . Does anybody knows how to contact Laura as we are doing the same device as she has designed. We are looking for people who are working under this application as well as Lebedev’s team does not support this project any more..

    Igor says:
  • @Rui: the Libretto only offers 6 keyboard settings to choose from, it is not customizable, scalable, international, etc.

    nepenthe says:
  • Looks like a virtual Comfort Keyboard in one plane. Still a good idea I think. May help in reducing RSI, carpal tunnel.

    Tom, Sunnyside, SF, CA says:

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