Why Does This Matter

We believe that future developments in technology are stifled by the QWERTY keyboard designed around 1869. We wish to provide an alternative path better suited for modern mobile touch-typing based on human anatomy, but it won’t be easy. History is littered with failed attempts to replace the QWERTY keyboard. People don’t want to try anything new because change is scary. But for technology to advance, new things must be tried. Speech to text is currently faster and more accurate than the average typists however edits will always need to be made. Corrections by voice can be unreliable and frustrating so a kinetic input method is still essential. Microtxt provides easy editing with a poke or sweep of the finger. Some other input methods rely on artificial intelligence to assume what you are trying to say. Microtxt is direct input so you are in control of the spelling and content. Of course you can supplement with AI to provide suggestions. Suggestions may be poked to select or continue to swipe to continue word construction. Microtxt is designed to work with any touchscreen or touch sensitive surface or fabric and it can be used with a single pointer or up to all five fingers. The method could even be operated with just your tongue on a small pad, giving quadriplegics a real chance for independence.