Type Keyboard with One Hand software

Questions, stories, victories and antidotes to everyday challenges of traumatic injuries.
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Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 10:09 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: Date of Injury: 12/15/02

Level of Injury:
-dominant side C5, C6, & C7 avulsed. C8 & T1 stretched & crushed

BPI Related Surgeries:
-2 Intercostal nerves grafted to Biceps muscle,
-Free-Gracilis muscle transfer to Biceps Region innervated with 2 Intercostal nerves grafts.
-2 Sural nerves harvested from both Calves for nerve grafting.
-Partial Ulnar nerve grafted to Long Triceps.
-Uninjured C7 Hemi-Contralateral cross-over to Deltoid muscle.
-Wrist flexor tendon transfer to middle, ring, & pinky finger extensors.

Surgical medical facility:
Brachial Plexus Clinic at The Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
(all surgeries successful)

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
~Theodore Roosevelt
Location: Los Angeles, California USA

Type Keyboard with One Hand software

Post by Christopher »

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Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:39 pm
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: Date of injury: 26/05/2011
Motorcycle accident caused tear of plexus nerves: C5 and C6 torn outside of the spine and C7, C8 and T1 torn out of the spine.
Surgery: Nerves from the calf grafted onto C5 and C6.

Re: Type Keyboard with One Hand software

Post by Jake »

I've been thinking about that. Special software, special keyboard or special keyboard settings (like dvorak).
However now I decided to go for the normal keyboard option (perhaps with sticky keys). That way I won't have to depend on my own devices. Been busy a week now, expect to have to practice a couple of months more. Took me a long time to learn two handed and now i have to start all over again.
http://www.customtyping.com/tutorials/k ... hnique.htm
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Joined: Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:47 am
Injury Description, Date, extent, surgical intervention etc: 6/12/10 avulsion of several roots due to motorcycle accident. So far I've
had two nerve transfers: intercostal to biceps and spinal accessory to
superscapular. The superscapular is working, holding my shoulder in place so I don't have to wear a sling all the time, and I can 'lift' that arm a few degrees away from my body. The bicep is firing but not enough to flex, yet.
Location: Palo Alto, CA

Re: Type Keyboard with One Hand software

Post by thebrain »

I strongly suggest that if you're using a PC, you check out using AutoHotKey, which is FREE, to run a one-handed script. Instructions are at:

http://warped.org/blog/2008/10/06/the-f ... -keyboard/

I am in the middle of grad school - lots of typing, i'm currently writing my literature review. I type almost as fast one-handed as I ever did with two, and I was no slouch. My last job (which I lost due to my accident) was partly technical writing, so I got plenty of practice.

hope that helps someone out,