iKey's AK-39 is Wearable and Convenient

By: Tisah Tucknott - Jul 17, 2009   Updated: Apr 3 2011
References: ikey & likecool
iKey’s AK-39 is a wearable keyboard for people who live an on-the-go lifestyle. The keyboard was designed for soldiers and has green LED backlighting that can also be used by night vision goggles.

The miniature wrist keyboard was made for use in harsh electromagnetic interference (EMI) environments.

Accidental keystrokes are eliminated with snap-on faceplates.

Implications - The military is increasingly adopting high-tech solutions to stay connected in all terrains and situations. Traditional keyboards are less than ideal for typical combat soldiers, who must stay mobile and frequently work on the go; wearable solutions that can strap to an arm, thigh or waist let battlefield technicians communicate in harsh, untraditional working environments.