New KALQ keyboard can perform better than QWERTY

Screenshot_2Researchers in the US have created a keyboard layout called KALQ for the touchscreen devices like smartphones and tablets. As claimed by the researchers, the new keyboard layout makes “thumb-typing” faster on touchscreen devices such as tablets and large smartphones.
How it can prove better than omnipresent QWERTY keyboard?

The new KALQ keys have been optimized in such a way which makes typing with the use of two thumbs much easier and faster. As compared to QWERTY keyboard on touchscreen a person can type an average of 20 words per minute, KALQ can enhance typing speed to 37 words per minute. In the new keyboard, all vowels were placed in area which was assigned to right thumb, while the left thumb had more keys. It also has error-correction algorithm.


Categories: Science and Technology Current Affairs - 2017