Diagnosis: Worn keyboard syndrome or dysfunction
Symptoms: Jumbled speech, frequent mistakes, wrist discomfort, unhappy fingers
Prescription: Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard
Doctor’s Notes: The patient indicates that numerous keys are difficult to depress or do not correctly respond, resulting in overworked fingers. The description of output was most concerning, as typed words are frequently missing important letters that, if not noticed and corrected, could be altered in their meaning to disastrous results. All are primary indicators of worn keyboard syndrome or disfunction.
Long-term use of Microsoft’s newest ergonomic keyboard should correctly cure the patient, solving the problem of missing letters while providing an enjoyable typing experience for unhappy fingers, due in part to the addition of built-in shortcut keys for Microsoft 365, emojis, and search.
The patient also noted wrist discomfort, which should be alleviated by the cushioned wrist rest and ergonomic split-key design for more natural wrist placement.
Side effects may include: Increased use of emojis, increased word output, reduced risk of fatigue and injury
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