Xkeys for Easier Drag and Copy and Paste Functions
Disability
 
Disabilities that we address on this site, including the inability to sit, the inability to bend, and the need to keyboard in bed

Automobile safety for the horizontal passenger

Computer setups for the horizontal:

The Adjustment
Remapping Keybd
The Keyboards
Stilt Keyboards
Leg & Back Rests
Building Arm Slings
Tch Typist Armrest H&P Typist Armrest
Building Stilt Keybd
Building Kbd Holder
Build Laptop Holder
Build Laptop Cover
Build Paper Holder
File Holder
Word Macros
Make Back Support
Pillow Modification
Computing on Back
Recliner Chairs
Building Foam Desk
Build a Book Holder
Recliner with Desk

Computer setups for the back-lying

Computer setups for the reclining


Sleeping and reading
accessories for the
side-lying


Reading and writing
stand for the standing


Music keyboard raiser

Food holder

Tray holder and standing assistance acces- sory

Raised work trays for kitchen or workroom

Raised workbench for garage

Raised massage table

Raised sinks, faucets, and towel racks

Mattresses for TV watching and eating

Using a reacher device for dressing, picking things up, and grabbing things that are too high or low to reach without bending or straining

Toilet seat riser

Living Room Floor-Level Back-Lying Remote Holder

Living Room Back-Lying Remote Holder

Two High-Leverage Shower Knobs

Raised Shower Head

Remodeled Counter and Sink Faucet and Faucet Knobs in Bathroom and Kitchen

Left-Click Microswitch and Switch-Adapted Mouse

Xkeys for Easier Drag and Copy and Paste Functions

Bathtub Saddle Remodel for Safety

Do-It-Yourself Accessibility Wrench for Pool Filters and Valves

Accessibility Pool Steps with Reduced Riser Height

Hot Tub with Safety Rail and Safety Pole

Links

We found out after a few years of side-lying computer experience that fingers and hands with advanced fibromyalgia can experience accelerating pain from keyboard use as well as mouse use. Using a Marble Mouse trackball helps a lot but pain dictated an arm sling hanging from the ceiling and a foam keyboard holder helped as well. Using lidocaine helped some, but the use of a Super Mini Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard, an X-keys® XK-4 Stick (the device in the picture, below), and a Switch-Adapted Mouse that has a jack for a left-click microswitch worked the best for pain reduction. The mouse is out of sight. It's only used at all to have something to plug our left-click microswitch into.

What is this Xkeys thing? A programmable tool for greater efficiency and ease of use with a computer.
•Four relegendable keys (but 8 key and 16 key versions are also available)
• Addressable blue backlighting for each key
•USB connection to computer or tablet

Perfect for adding a few control keys to a tight space. The XK-4 offers four programmable keys to trigger macros, shortcuts, and applications, select tools or open files or directories. The low profile, slim footprint fits nicely on a podium or under a monitor. The XK-4 provides a versatile control strip for any computer driven application. I like it best for drag, copy, and paste operations.

Xkeys and Marble Mouse and Super Mini Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard
Xkeys and Marble Mouse and Super Mini Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard


Left-Click Microswitch Wrapped Up with Tape
Left-Click Microswitch Wrapped Up with Tape


Switch-Adapted Mouse Has Jack for Left-Click Microswitch
Switch-Adapted Mouse Has Jack for Left-Click Microswitch