i got many many pieces of mail on this topic and thought it would be best
if i posted it and let people know what's out there. essentially there is
a list maintained at Berkeley by Dan Wallach which is specifically aimed
toward repetitive motion injuries. included in this posting is how to get
that information and some information regarding a couple of packages for
suns that are voice input command solutions.
there is also a specific answer from Dan Wallach regarding a foot pedal which
can be acquired to use as a control key (or for any key).
>From: Claus Assmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
IN^3 from Command Corp (Phone 404-925-7950, FAX 404-925-7924) is a
(simple ?) speech recognition program for SPARC. There is a demo on the
Catalyst CD volume 4 (that's were I've found it).
>From: email@example.com (Martin Kelly)
Subject: SayIt! Product Announcement
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jean Kovacs)
Org: Qualix Group & Agog, Inc
Phone: 1-800-245-UNIX (1-415-572-0200)
Qualix Group & Agog, Inc. are pleased to announce one of the
hottest new products to hit the Sun market in years. SayIt is
combines voice recognition with macro-building capability
for less then $300 a copy! Here is more information:
Voice commands and Macro Builder for
SayIt! lets users create time-saving voice-activated
macros that can include any sequence of keyboard or mouse
All macros can be activated via voice commands or keyboard/
mouse commands. This dramatically increases user productivity
and makes SayIt two products in one:
Voice command software
Powerful macro builder
o Add voice control to any application
o Powerful macro capability - macros can be executed
with voice, keyboard, or mouse
o Macros can include:
--UNIX shell scripts
--OpenLook drag 'n drop
o Macros can function within an application or between
applications (see examples below)
o Easy to install and train -- all point & click!
Sun SPARCstation with OS 4.1.1 or greater and OW 3.0
Product evaluations will be available via e-mail
from Qualix. Contact us at email@example.com for
SayIt works with the SunMicrophone (tm) and any other
microphone that plugs into the Sun audio jack. For
noisy environments (such as a factory floor), we also
recommend headset or radio-controlled microphones.
(A radio-controlled microphone lets the user walk away
from the workstation, but still execute commands.)
Contact Qualix for more information on specific microphones.
Quantity 1: $295
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER: $195
Order now and get a 33% discount!
Quantity discounts are available. Contact Qualix
To order or get more informaion:
Qualix takes VISA, MasterCard, American Express or
a corporate purchase order.
>From: Eric De Mund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
See the typing injury FAQ posted to sci.med.occupational and other
newsgroups. Its three parts are:
1. General Info
o Mailing lists, newsgroups, etc.
o The soda.berkeley.edu archive
o General info on injuries
o Typing posture, ergonomics, prevention, treatment
o Requests for more info
2. Keyboard Alternatives
o Using a PC's keyboard on your workstation / compatibility issues
o Apple Computer, Inc.
o Dragon Systems
o The Bat
o Comfort Keyboard System
o Kinesis Ergonomic Keyboard
o The Tony! Ergonomic KeySystem
o The MIKey
o The Wave
o The Minimal Motion Computer Access System
o Braille 'n Speak
3. Software Monitoring Tools
o Typing management tools
o Keyboard remapping tools
It's also available via anonymous ftp from soda.berkeley.edu
[188.8.131.52] in the directory pub/typing-injury.
Fabrice Guerini DOMAIN : email@example.com
IN3 Voice Command
Command Corp. Inc.
Qualix Group, Inc.
>From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dan Wallach)
A friend forwarded your questions to me. I maintain a FAQ on this subject,
which is posted monthly to a number of newsgroups. sci.med.occupational
is the lowest bandwidth of these, and is a good place to ask this question.
I'll be sending you my FAQ in a separate letter, but in answer to your question
"looking for a foot pedal that he could use as a control key", you may want
to look at Kinesis (see the FAQ for phone number and stuff). I have one,
myself, and I'm quite happy with it. It can have up to two foot pedals
which can be remapped in the keyboard's firmware to generate whatever
key you want (mine generates ESCAPE for vi usage...).
If you have any questions, feel free to ask me, or post to sci.med.occupational
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