Compact, hand-held keyboard that individuals with FOP may find easier to use when neck, shoulder or arm mobility is limited.
Using a standard computer keyboard on a tabletop surface may not be comfortable or possible for those living with FOP who have lost neck, shoulder or arm mobility. An alternative to standard keyboards are smaller, more portable keyboards that are hand-held and can be used whether sitting at a desk, sitting in a wheelchair or lying in bed.
This particular keyboard brand was submitted by Pat Doerr who has a full-time job working on his computer throughout the day. Pat has found that the smaller hand-held keyboard allows him to still work from his bed while coping with pain, FOP flares or mobility changes. This is a regular QWERTY keyboard with a touchpad that uses wireless connectivity and provides a way to control various Bluetooth devices within a range of up to 33 feet/10 meters. There is a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery providing up to 10 days of continuous working time and up to 50 days of standby time. Charging is easy via the included USB cable and the LED indicators notify when the battery is low and when it is fully charged. This small keyboard is also backlit to make it easier to use in a dark environment.
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Learn more about Pat and catch glimpses of how he uses his Fosmon Mini Bluetooth Keyboard in this video on YouTube!