For those with disabilities, using a smartphone’s keypad might be an issue. Inventor Dougie Mann aims to solve that issue with TypeCase, a gestural input device and chording keyboard in one. When installed on your smartphone, it can be used to control a computer using gestures, as a computer mouse, or a one-handed chording keyboard for text input, which is a great alternative to voice input in public areas. Read more for a video and additional information.
How does it work? The case’s buttons and motion sensors allow for one-handed button and gestural input just by simply holding the phone, while the Bluetooth connectivity means that it doubles as a wireless mouse / keyboard. What’s inside the case? An Adafruit Feather 32u4 Bluefruit LE and a 3D-printed enclosure. This keyboard may have somewhat of a learning curve, but should become second nature with practice.