Keyboarding – Personal Computer Style (K-PeCS)

The K-PeCS is a screening tool designed to identify personal keyboarding styles that put people at risk for computer related musculoskeletal disorders. 

The instrument is available on request.

Baker NA, Redfern M. Developing an observational instrument to evaluate personal computer keyboarding style. Applied Ergonomics. 2005;36:345-354. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2004.11.003

Baker NA, Sussman N, Redfern M. Discriminating between individuals with and without musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity by means of items related to computer keyboard use.  Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 2008;18:157-165. doi: 10.1007/s10926-008-9127-2

Baker NA, Cook J, Redfern M. Rater reliability and concurrent validity of the Keyboard Personal Computer Style instrument (K-PeCS). Applied Ergonomics. 2009;40:136-144. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2007.12.008

Baker NA, Redfern M. Potentially problematic postures during work site keyboard use. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2009;53:386-397. Baker NA, Cidboy E. The effect of three alternative keyboard designs on forearm pronation, wrist extension, and ulnar deviation: A meta-analysis. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2006;60:40-49.

Baker NA, Cham R, Cidboy E, *Cook J, Redfern M.  Kinematics of the fingers and hands during computer keyboard use. Clinical Biomechanics. 2007;22:34-43.

Cook J, Baker NA, Cham R, *Cidboy E, Redfern M.  Measurements of wrist and finger postures: A comparison of goniometric and motion capture techniques. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 2007;23:70-78. (PMID: 17585179) (Impact Factor: 1.053)

Baker NA, Cham R, *Cidboy E, *Cook J, Redfern M.  Digit kinematics during typing with standard and ergonomic keyboard configurations. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 2007;37:345-355. doi:10.1016/j.ergon.2006.12.004