carpalx - keyboard layout optimizer - save your carpals
Carpalx optimizes keyboard layouts to create ones that require less effort and significantly reduced carpal strain!

Have ideas? Tell me.

the best layout

Partially optimized QWKRFY and fully optimized QGMLWY layouts are the last word in easier typing.

the worst layout

A fully anti-optimized TNWMLC layout is a joke and a nightmare. It's also the only keyboard layout that has its own fashion line.

download and explore

Download keyboard layouts, or run the code yourself to explore new layouts. Carpalx is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.


Download and install the layouts.


If you find ideas presented here useful (or not) and would like to contribute or comment, or if you have a keyboard layout that you would like to be evaluated, I would be interested in hearing from you.

Martin Krzywinski

Genome Sciences Centre
100-570 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4S6
t 604-877-6000x3262 :: f 604-876-3561