Key™ with AALC from EKI
Light Beam Operated Keyboard where each key Lights when the Light Beam
passes over the key prior to selection and input is made
and Mouse in one package
less than a pound, no drivers to load, goes from sunlight to office error
free, no mouth sticks or head sticks to operate your keyboard or
wheelchair, and a very affordable price!
EKI's new Light Key™ is operated from a light beam with Automatic
Ambient Light Compensation (AALC) to allow use outside in direct sunlight
and inside with varying light conditions from dark offices to bright areas
No drivers to load, outputs are USB and PS2, just plug it in and you
are typing on the computer. Very compact and portable just 6 inches by 12
inches, and less than a pound.
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The light beam is pointed at a key and the key or function is output
to a host. When the light beam is moved over the keys each key lights up as
it sees the light beam, if the light beam is stopped over a key a delay
starts, when the delay is finished, a beep sounds and the key is sent to
the computer. If during the delay time the light beam is moved to another
key then nothing is sent to the computer. The delay must time out to input
a key. All controls for the keyboard can be adjusted by the operator with
the light beam. Like the beep can be turned off, and the delay can be
adjusted to fit each user either longer or shorter.
The light beam can be held it the operators mouth, or attached to a
head ban, finger, toe, shoulder or anything the user can move.
Key™ keyboard operation
Keys A-Z - When regular
keyboard keys detect a light beam they input the same as a regular PC
Shift Key - When the shift key
detects a light beam the next key detected is shifted to the second
function to the upper left on the key, if a letter key is selected then the
letter is shifted to upper case and then the Shift key is reset to allow
lower case or normal characters to be sent.
Caps Lock - When the Caps Lock
key detects a light beam the all of the rest of the keys are shifted to
upper case or if they have a key function in the upper right of the key
that function is input. When the caps lock key is selected the LED at the
Caps Lock location will light and will remain lit until the Caps Lock key
is selected again.
Enter Keys - There are two
Enter keys, both do the same function. They are there to only allow Enter
when a user is selecting for either the left or right side of the keyboard.
Speaker Key - When selected
allows the user to increase, decrease or turn off the beep from the
Copy - After selecting a
section of text or an object with the Mouse function the Copy key can be
selected to remember the selection.
Paste - After text or an object
is selected with the Copy key it can be inserted back by selecting the
Fast Key - is used to speed up
detection time from the key Light coming on until the selected key is
input. As a user gets more familiar with Light Key the user can adjust
Light Key faster to increase his or her typing speed. In operation each
time the Fast Key is selected the selection time decreases in steps, so to
get a very fast selection time will take multiple selections.
Slow Key - is used to decrease
the detection time of the key Light coming on until the selected key is
input. This is very helpful in places where more than one user is using
Light Key. If a previous user has used Light Key more and is faster at
typing then the newer user can with the selection light beam slow down the
detection for them to learn typing with Light Key easier. In operation each
time the Slow Key is selected the selection time increases in steps, so to
get a very slow selection time will take multiple selections.
LC Key - Is left click, when
this key detects a light beam it will input a left click to the computer
the same as a standard computer mouse.
DC Key - Is double left click,
when this key detects a light beam it will input a double left click to the
computer the same as a standard computer mouse. The timing interval is
between the click are fixed by the keyboard and not by the user so a
correctly timed double let click is input to the computer.
RC Key - Is right click, when
this key detects a light beam it will input a right click to the computer
the same as a standard computer mouse.
Mouse Arrow Keys - The mouse
arrow keys show the direction the cursor will move when selected. When a arrow key detects the light
beam the cursor is moved first starting slow for finer selection on the
monitor then the movement speed increases to facilitating rapid traverse
across a monitor.
SF Key - This is the start fast
key and when the start fast key detects a light beam and the delay times
out to select it the next key must be an arrow key, when the light beam is
then moved over an arrow key and the delay times out that arrow key will
start moving the cursor at a fast rate until the light beam is moved away
from the arrow key and being not selected the start fast key will be reset
to normal. Then if the user moves the light beam over an arrow key to
select it that arrow key will start slow to allow a fine movement selection
so you can select an object, text or line. A user can use this key to first
move the cursor quickly across the monitor.
Drag Key - To move an object or
icon on a monitor display one of the arrow keys positions the cursor over
an object then when the Drag Key detects a light beam and a left click is
sent and appropriate other signals by Drag Key to enable moving the object,
then one of arrow keys is selected and detects a light beam and the object
is moved in the direction of that arrow, then by moving the light beam away
from the arrow key to deselect it the object stops in position and the Drag
Key is reset. OFF/ON - If a user is leaving a computer the ON/OFF key is
selected to turn off Light Key keyboard. If the light beam is battery
powered then it can select the ON/OFF key to turn on Light Key, if not the
keyboard must be plugged into the computer and Light Key will be turned on.
New non-contact TV control. If you can move any part of your body,
like your finger, head, toe, etc. you can control your own TV with a light beam
from your wheelchair or bed. Control beams are emitted toward the TV from
the right side and from rear for vertical mounting, and from the top for
Keyboards from EKI
With custom text, colors and macro's to fit your application.