Executive Keyboard in Perspex and Stainless-Steel
USB keyboard with PC-Mac UK key-tops.
This version shows a UK PC-Mac
Maltron letter layout with secondary Qwerty in
Qwerty primary layouts are also available.
Executive keyboard - CAD rendered
New Production Version - CAD Images
Note: The top and
sides are shown as smoked Perspex for clarity as the
clear Perspex does not show well in the rendered images.
Production keyboards use clear Perspex.
From initial concept to prototype to
production extensive use was made of computer modelling
for form and function. The model incorporates
individually profiled key tops and simplified key switch
modules for each key position and (at time of doing the
design) even on a fast PC the
¾ perspective view above
takes about ten minutes to render in
The use of CAD design has allowed us
to transfer design data directly to the metalwork and
Perspex suppliers and ensures that all the parts fit
together accurately and consistently.
The Production Keyboard
for the executive
Line drawings of the production executive
(Top, front, side and base
How an Executive Keyboard
(Diagram and pictures of the stages
in assembling the keyboard.)
"Developing the Concept"
link to see pictures of the prototype executive
link for more on the development of the prototype executive
Why did I develop a new
The biggest improvement in
keyboard operation is to change from a flat Qwerty keyboard to a
3D fully ergonomic Maltron keyboard as this reduces stresses on
fingers, wrists, and arms as well as improving posture. By making
this change around 2000 people are back at productive work, freed
from keyboard related pain, who would otherwise be on medical
disability and need Social Support
The perception often
encountered with the Maltron ergonomic 3D
keyboard is that because it looks so different it would be
difficult to use. This reaction stops many people who need it
from obtaining substantial benefit.
The new 2D Executive model offers most of the Maltron design advantages in a more
familiar shape and is at the same time smart and appealing.
Featuring proven Maltron concepts
developed over many years
the Executive keyboard has:
A split letter
layout to remove damaging wrist abduction and relaxes
Straight finger key
columns and the thumb groups which reduce both hand and
finger movement and fatigue.
The central number
group is now equally accessible to both Left and Right
British Design Registration No: GB
Keyboard concept and design by Susan Parker MIEE.