The lights are on
A new device lets you replace a keyboard and mouse with straightforward digital controls to press with your ten little toes. We got word today that the SoftStep KeyWorx system is ready for review, a new interface system that places a special digital input device on the ground to manipulate onscreen events. While it would be easy to dismiss the product as silly, there are a number of users who may be pretty excited about a foot-navigated digital interface, including those with severe disability in their hands and arms, or severe carpal tunnel sufferers. For people in that boat, a product like this could finally be a route to play at least some video games unaided. Plus, for the rest of us, it would be pretty challenging to try to play an honest to goodness action game with one of these things. It's like an extra difficulty level!Check out the video below, including a brief demo of the KeyWorx SoftStep being used to navigate a game. If you or someone you know could utilize an interface method like this, here is the company's website.
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while i could see the usfullness of this for a very few ppl its not something i would want...
not because it sounds dumb but cause i sit with my legs curled up in my desk chair most of the time wouldn't be comfortable trying to press stuff with my feet :/
this will be nice for amputees.
Just having a few pedals for your feet is honestly a smart idea. Obviously this demo video is a joke, but if I could get a USB pedal array (think like piano) I would be happy
it at least sounds interesting
That sounds too much
that's stupid It's not big enough....imaging warcraft even more frustrating...people will go insane.
If I ever go to Blue John canyon and lose an arm, this is how I will play from then on.
Please tell me this is a joke
I could see this being very handy for handicapped people, so I don't see this as being a bad thing at all.
Hmmm i don't think ill be getting it. But it reminds me of the SNES soft pad they had.
Great device for the disability population. I hope it is effective and well developed.