Dasher – Single Finger Alternative Text Input

April 23rd, 2009 | by dnw |

A video demo of Dasher. A single finger interface that allows you to enter text without a keyboard. Dasher is free software, and it works in all languages, and on many platforms.


 

Keyboards are inefficient for two reasons: they do not exploit the redundancy in normal … all » language; and they waste the fine analogue capabilities of the user’s motor system (fingers and eyes, for example). … Dasher is a text-entry system in which a language model plays an integral role, and it’s driven by continuous gestures. Users can achieve single-finger writing speeds of 35 words per minute and hands-free writing speeds of 25 words per minute. Dasher is part of Debian, and there’s even a little java version for your web-browser.

See more at the Dasher Project site –  http://www.dasher.org.uk/

 
[via – Make: Online : Single-finger text input]

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  1. One Response to “Dasher – Single Finger Alternative Text Input”

  2. By Douglas T on Apr 24, 2009 | Reply

    Fascinating.

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