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GOLDSTEIN TECHNOLOGY: ERGONOMIC KEYBOARD POISED TO BECOME NEW WORLD STANDARD

 SYDNEY, Australia, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Goldstein Technology announced today that it has developed a computer keyboard which is claimed to overcome deficiencies of the standard OWERTY computer keyboard. The new ergonomic keyboard can be used as a normal keyboard or adjusted to the typing position most comfortable for the individual.
 The keyboard can be twisted in 3 planes so as to decrease the muscular exertion required to hold one's hands on the narrow flat surface of the normal keyboard.
 Invented by an Australian university lecturer and human movement consultant, Mark Goldstein, the keyboard splits in the center of the alphanumeric section. This allows the user to raise the central region and simultaneously spread the two sections apart, giving the hands and forearms the most comfortable position from which to work. It is ideally suited to a laptop in either a removable, folding or affixed configuration.
 Mr. Goldstein says tests show up to 98 percent decrease in muscle activity when the hands are held in the position allowed by his keyboard, compared to a standard keyboard.
 Liz Goldstein, partner in the invention, says, "There are other ergonomically designed keyboards that aim to achieve a similar result. However, none of these succeed in addressing the essential ergonomic criteria while keeping the manufacturing cost at a reasonable level."
 Goldstein Technology said its keyboard substantially outperforms other so-called "ergonomic keyboards" and can be produced at a dramatically lower cost -- less than U.S.$40.
 Goldstein believes all keyboard suppliers will move to adopt the invention as the generic keyboard in the near future on the grounds it is economical to produce and essential from the litigious and health aspect.
 The European Community has set a Jan. 1, 1993 deadline for employers in its 12 member countries to meet stiff ergonomic standards in the computer industry.
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 /CONTACT: Mark Goldstein of Goldstein Technology in Australia, 61-2-327-2170/


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