Since the first appearance of the computer keyboard in 1967, its evolution has moved swiftly. Today, a variety of keyboards are available, meeting the needs of computer users in almost any environment. No longer are computers and keyboards chained to the workplace and the home office, but instead they have found their ways into nearly every location and environment imaginable. Though several input devices are part of normal computer use including mouses, touchscreens, styluses, and even voice recognition, the keyboard has maintained its position as the most popular and versatile input device used by humans.
In recent years, hospitals have begun to offer internet use to patients, bringing the keyboard into what is intended to be a sterile environment. The fact that some keywords have been found to ho