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1 Intersteno Congress Prague 2007 Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® presented by Wolf-Heider Rein Pforzheim (Black Forest) Germany A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding

2 Prague July 24, 2007page 2 of 25 Dear audience please listen five minutes to the cadenza of Ravels piano concerto: Maurice Ravel ( * ) Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D major You will hear the soloist Monique Haas using a keyboard likely manufactured by Steinway & Sons Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding

3 Prague July 24, 2007page 3 of 25 Maurice Ravel Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D major Orchestre National de la RTF Paul Paray Soloist Monique Haas Recording 1965 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH Hamburg Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding

4 Prague July 24, 2007page 4 of 25 Maurice Ravel Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D major Maurice Ravel Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D major The piano cadenza begins in a short time and goes on for 222 seconds Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding

5 Prague July 24, 2007page 5 of 25 Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding Excerpt from Durand Editions Musicales © 1937

6 Prague July 24, 2007page 6 of 25 Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding

7 Prague July 24, 2007page 7 of 25 inter key stroke interval iksi = 104 ms Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding

8 Prague July 24, 2007page 8 of 25 iksi = 104 ms (inter key stroke interval) is equivalent to 580 kspm (key strokes per minute) Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding

9 Prague July 24, 2007page 9 of kspm Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding

10 Prague July 24, 2007page 10 of kspm Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding

11 Prague July 24, 2007page 11 of 25 slowing down to... Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding inter key stroke interval iksi =115 ms

12 Prague July 24, 2007page 12 of 25 Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding 520 kspm

13 Prague July 24, 2007page 13 of 25 Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding 520 kspm

14 Prague July 24, 2007page 14 of kspm Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding

15 Prague July 24, 2007page 15 of kspm Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding

16 Prague July 24, 2007page 16 of 25 Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding 520 kspm

17 Prague July 24, 2007page 17 of 25 Maurice Ravel Concerto for the left hand for Piano and Orchestra in D major Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding Dear audience you have listened to the cadenza of Performance with top level precision of touch force, expression, zero mistakes, timing, 520 and 580 kspm without striving for maximum speed: One hand is totally sufficient for high speed manual data transmission ! ! !

18 Prague July 24, 2007page 18 of 25 Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding Tone transmission board with 85 tone select positions Text transmission board with 45 character select positions 1/6 Average frequency in German language 2/3

19 Prague July 24, 2007page 19 of 25 Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding Funktion keys Navigation mode Text mode Data mode PC transmission board with 150 select positions bebkgn blue black green

20 Prague July 24, 2007page 20 of 25 Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding The WEASEL ® Wheel for swivelling to both sides Three long keys with vertical sensor pads for fore-middle-ring finger Two side keys for thumb and little finger Wrist support with push-pull detection Separate display showing the complete layout and lighting up the current field of touch spots

21 Prague July 24, 2007page 21 of 25 Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding Operating the WEASEL ® Swivel left or right between 1 of 5 positions Press key at 1 of 5 pos. Slide up or down on pressed key between 1 of 3 positions Push pull of wrist support between 1 of 3 positions

22 Prague July 24, 2007page 22 of 25 Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding The Weasel differentiates 15 swivel and wrist positions (input fields) In each input field it differentiates 45 different input signals (5,5 bit) 9 single strokes pressed sequentially + 21 double strokes pressed simultaneously (easy to play chords only ) + 15 triple strokes pressed simultaneously (easy to play chords only ) Combined with thumb plus little finger the Weasel is able to distinguish different input signals (11,4 bit) with one manual input movement

23 Prague July 24, 2007page 23 of 25 Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding The Weasel saves space in front of the screen and makes PC-work more comfortable for everybody

24 Prague July 24, 2007page 24 of 25 Maurice Ravel and the WEASEL ® A Device Stimulating the Art of Keyboarding First time public announcement of the WEASEL idea at the Intersteno Congress Prague 2007

25 Prague July 24, 2007page 25 of 25 The WEASEL ® one-handed touch-typing simple – convenient – rapid The WEASEL idea is looking forward to a brigth future and confidently expects to discover friends amongst all enthusiasts for keyboarding


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