June 21, 2011, 2:52 PM — Keith McMillen Instruments, which makes hardware and software for the music, gaming, video, ergonomica and assistive technology industries, today launched its SoftStep KeyWorkx pad, which lets users control their computer and software with their feet. The "multi-touch foot controller" is pressure and location-sensitive, USB-powered for PCs and Macs, and offers 10 customizable keys that can remember up to 100 sets of commands for repetitive tasks.
Here's a video showing off some of the different things you can do with the KeyWorx:
For disabled users who can't use their hands for mousing/keyboarding, this new device can offer them a chance to use their computers in a new way. For others, maybe using their feet instead of hands can give the lower-body more work during work hours, or for end users who have repetitive stress injuries in their hands/arms.
The system costs $289.95, and is available at many online retailers, including Amazon. More details available at the Keith McMillen Instruments Web site.