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20 March 2013 1 Prepared by VAISHNAVI.P B.Tech (CSE) 4 th Year Roll No : 097X1A0546 Virtual Keyboard

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20 March 2013 2 A Virtual (projection) keyboard is a full-size virtual keyboard projected and touched on any surface. The keyboard watches your fingers move and translates that action into keystrokes in the device. Virtual Keyboard is just another example of today’s computer trend of ‘smaller and faster’. The virtual keyboard technology uses sensor technology and artificial intelligence to let users work on any flat surface as if it were a keyboard. What is a Virtual Keyboard ?

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20 March 2013 3 The Virtual Keyboard uses the infrared & laser technology to project a full-size keyboard onto any flat surface. So you can use it almost anywhere. For the first time mobile device users can actually type normally on a virtual keyboard , enabling them to work quickly and effectively, taking the pain and frustration out of existing keyboards and handwriting recognition s/w. The Virtual Keyboard is not restricted to the ‘QWERTY’ touch-typing paradigm ; adjustments can be done to the software to fit other touch-typing paradigms as well, such as the ‘DVORAK’ keyboard. What you can do with a Virtual Keyboard ?

Virtual Keyboard Technical Terms..:

20 March 2013 4 Virtual Keyboard Technical Terms.. 1. Sensor Module The Sensor Module serves as the eyes of the Keyboard Perception technology. The Sensor Module operates by locating the user's fingers in 3-D space and tracking the intended keystrokes. 2. Infra Red Light Source An invisible infra-red beam is projected above the virtual keyboard. Finger makes keystroke on virtual keyboard. This breaks infrared beam and infrared light is reflected back to projector. The Sensor chip in the sensor module determines where the infrared beam was broken. Detected co-ordinates determine actions or characters to be generated.

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20 March 2013 5 Virtual Keyboard Technical Terms.. 3. Pattern Projector The Pattern Projector or optional printed image presents the image of the keyboard of the system. This image can be projected on any flat surface. The projected image is that of a standard ‘QWERTY’ key-board, with all the keys and control functions as in the keyboard.

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20 March 2013 6 How does the Virtual Keyboard work ?

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20 March 2013 7 It takes up less desk space than a conventional keyboard. The typing does not require a lot of force. So easing the strain on wrists and hands. When connected to your handheld computer it is more convenient to carry around than your laptop. You can use it with your desktop, laptop, PDAs, Smart phones or handheld computer . No driver software necessary, it can be used as a plug and play device. Reasons to use the Virtual Keyboard

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20 March 2013 8 BY PROFESSIONALS To take notes during a business meeting. As computer/PDA input. To do everyday work at your desk without taking up so much valuable space. High-tech and industrial Sectors. BY STUDENTS To take notes while in class (no one will hear your keying). To work on a paper while in the library. To do homework while you are on break at work. Applications Of Virtual Keyboard

Virtual Keyboard Advantages:

20 March 2013 9 Virtual Keyboard Advantages It can be projected on any surface or you can type in the plain air . It can be useful in places like operation theatres where low noise is essential. The typing does not require a lot of force. So easing the strain on wrists and hands. High battery life. The standard coin-sized lithium battery lasts about eight months before needing to be replaced. The Virtual Keyboard is not restricted to the ‘QWERTY’ touch-typing paradigm, adjustments can be done to the software to fit other touch-typing paradigms as well.

Virtual Keyboard Drawbacks:

20 March 2013 10 Virtual keyboard is hard to get used to. Since it involves typing in thin air, it requires a little practice. Only people who are good at typing can use a virtual keyboard efficiently. It is very costly ranging from 150 to 200 dollars. So not everyone can buy this product. The room in which the projected keyboard is used should not be very bright so that the keyboard is properly visible. Virtual Keyboard Drawbacks

Some Virtual Keyboards:

20 March 2013 11 Some Virtual Keyboards I-Tech Virtual Keyboard Celluon Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard

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20 March 2013 12 Conclusion Virtual Keyboard uses sensor technology and artificial intelligence to let users work on any surface as if it were a keyboard. Projection key boards or virtual key boards claim to provide the convenience of compactness with the advantages of a full-blown QWERTY keyboard. Virtual Keyboard is designed for anyone who's become frustrated with trying to put information into a handheld but doesn't want to carry a notebook computer around. Thus virtual keyboards will make typing easier, faster, and almost a pleasure.

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20 March 2013 13 References http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh www.canesta.com www.procams.org www.billbuxton.com/3state.html www.smarttech.com http://www.virtual-laserkeyboard.com/demo.asp www.laser-keyboard.com www.wikipedia.org

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20 March 2013 14 THANK YOU

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