For years, movies like Minority Report and Iron Man have teased us with visions of futuristic computer interfaces that allow their users manipulate data and images using only their fingertips, and don't require any hardware other than a two-dimensional screen or a holographic display.
Unfortunately, while there has been a tremendous amount of advancement in technologies that can sense motion and translate it into meaningful input, there is a basic problem that has continued to plague the development of new user interfaces: how to enter text without a physical keyboard. ASETNIOP is a keyboard replacement method that solves this problem: it makes touch-typing possible without needing any kind of visual interface, and without needing any kind of tactile feedback other than the feeling of your fingertips touching a solid surface.
The concept behind ASETNIOP is fairly simple; the keyboard consists of just ten keys – one for each finger. The primary keys (ASETNIOP) are produced with a single press-and-release, and all other letters of the alphabet, as well as common punctuation characters, are produced by pressing a chord – two fingers at the same time. The method also includes more advanced features like the use of stenographic combinations as shortcuts to produce common words, automatic correction of common input errors, and the ability to activate sophisticated word prediction features.
Currently ASETNIOP is available to try for both tablets and with traditional keyboards at asetniop.com, and is intended to be available the LEAP when it ships in 2013. http://asetniop.com.