Author: Gunilla Alsio
Gunilla Alsio, President & founder of Senseboard Technologies AB and inventor of the Senseboard® Virtual Keyboard, holds an MSc in Ergonomics from Linkoping University, Sweden and a BSc in Occupational Therapy.
Ms. Alsio started her business career in retailing and was responsible for establishing a rehabilitation department at a major hospital for 2 years. In 1982, she used her academic background in Occupational Therapy to embark on a 7-year career rehabilitating prisoners. Ms. Alsio worked in one of Sweden's major prisons, being responsible for 20 prisoners and Manager of 7 staff. She left the public sector in 1994 and founded an ergonomic consulting company with a focus on human-computer interaction and usability studies. Clients included Ericsson and WM Data (one of Sweden's larger IT consultant companies). She is an expert in keyboards and human-computer interaction, having specialized in the field for 8 years.
In April 2002, Ms. Alsio was awarded the prestigious prize as Swedish "Inventor of the year" (received by only two inventors before, including Håkan Lans inventor of color graphics for the computer screen and the satellite navigation system STDMA).
Goldstein, Mikael, Book, Robert, Alsio, Gunilla, Tessa, Silvia (1999): Non-Keyboard QWERTY Touch Typing: A Portable Input Interface for the Mobile User. In: Altom, Mark W., Williams, Marian G. (eds.) Proceedings of the ACM CHI 99 Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference May 15-20, 1999, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. pp. 32-39. https://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/chi/302979/p32-goldstein/p32-goldstein.pdf