In the 1992 movie "A League of Their Own," fast-talking baseball scout Ernie Capadino said, "See, how it works is, the train moves, not the station." But what if the station did actually move? In a way, that's the approach inventor and Smartfish Technologies CEO Dr. Jack Atzmon took when creating a new ergonomic keyboard: "Instead of looking at what made a keyboard more comfortable, we decided to look at what made people uncomfortable."
Some ergonomic keyboards split the keys — either figuratively or literally. Others change the alignment and vertical orientation of the keys. Those designs are better than the big ole rectangle keyboards from years past. But ultimately they can't completely nix Repetitive Injuries, because you're continually typing with your hands in a fixed position. In addition to simply resting your hands at your side from time to time (which is one of the tips experts recommend), the Reflex Keyboard subtly spreads and contracts based on your actual typing habits. That forces you to reposition your hands in a way that doesn't just posture (Sorry!) when it comes to ergonomically avoiding fatigue.
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