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Hand-held typing device - UK - Mid 1980s.? Answered

Back in the 1980s I knew someone who used a hand-held typing device which worked by pressing 5 keys (one for each finger + thumb) to form characters.  The stored text could then be downloaded via (I think) serial link to a PC.  He used to infuriate lecturers by appearing to be sitting idly and not taking notes when he could actually operate this device at normal speaking speed and could print off a whole lecture transcript afterwards.
What was this device called and who made it?



8 years ago

The finger patterns can be found here In the 90's I had an agenda with the same key pad type. It worked for me with very little practice.