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
Make Back Support
Computing on Back
Building Foam Desk
Build a Book Holder
Recliner with Desk
I built left- and right-handed versions of these foam armrests in case I ever learned to touch type (this hasn't happened). These armrests are for both arm and keyboard—and the latter needs to be a Comfort Keyboard. The slanted part of the armrest is for the keyboard section. The highest part is for the arm—this foam strip overlaps your side and has a latex foam elbow rest and a memory foam hand rest. The numeric keypad Comfort Keyboard section goes to the side of your half-alphabet section, resting flat on the bed. All the pieces of the armrest are made of various types of foam. They're glued together with Tacky glue.
A Comfort Keyboard is composed of three parts: the right half of the alphabet, number and function keys (along with half a space bar and the keys next to it); the left half of the alphabet, number and function keys (along with half a space bar and the keys next to it); and the rest of the keys (numeric keypad, arrows, etc.).
Touch Typist's Foam Armrests and Keyboards
If you're planning to type only on one side, you need only one arm rest and one stilt. If you're typing lying on your right side, you need to make your right half keyboard into a stilt. If you're typing lying on your left side, you need to make your left half keyboard into a stilt. If you're planning to switch sides, both must be stilts and you'll need two different armrests.
When you use the stilt, type upward with an upward-facing hand except that you'll stretch your hand more in all directions than hunt-and-peck typists—perhaps even arching your wrist upward in order to get fingertips nearer hard-to-reach keys.
Warning: don't use this touch typist method unless you really know where the keys are, since you'll find the touch typist's cheat ploy (looking at the keys) very cumbersome.
If you find there are a few keys that are inconveniently placed, you may remap them either on the stilt or the non-stilt keyboard sections.