Dan Odell's Publications

Odell, D., Johnson, P. (2015) Evaluation of flat, angled, and vertical computer mice and their effects on wrist posture, pointing performance, and preference. Work 52(2):245-53

Odell, D. (2015) On-screen keyboards: does the presence of feedback or tactile landmarks improve typing performance?, MobileCHI

Odell, D., Faggin, E. (2014) The typing performance and preference costs of reducing tactile feedback and tactile landmarks in tablet keyboards. Proc. of the 58th HFES, pp. 1790-94

Pereira, A., Miller, T., Huang, Y., Odell, D., Rempel, D. (2013), Holding a tablet computer with one hand: effect of tablet design features on biomechanics and subjective usability among users with small hands, Ergonomics 56(9) pp. 1363-75

Young, J., Trudeau, M., Odell, D., Marinelli, K., Dennerlein, J. (2013) Wrist and shoulder posture and muscle activity during touch-screen tablet use: Effects of usage and configuration, tablet type, and interacting hand Work, Vol.45, Issue 1, pp. 59-71

Pereira, A., Lee, D., Sadeeshkumar, H., Laroche, C., Odell, D., Rempel, D., (2013) The effect of keyboard key spacing on typing speed, error, usability, and biomechanics: Part 1 Human Factors, 55(3) pp. 557-66

Odell, D., Chandrasekaran, V., (2012) Enabling comfortable thumb interaction in tablet computers: a Windows 8 case study, HFES 2012

Pereira, A., Lee, D., Sadeeshkumar, H., Laroche, C., Odell, D., Rempel, D. (2012) The effect of keyboard key spacing on productivity, usability, and biomechanics in touch typists with large hands, HFES 2012

Camilleri, M., Odell, D., Chu, B., Ramesh, A., Rempel, D. (2012), Indirect touch pointing with desktop computing: Effects of trackpad size and input mapping on performance, posture, discomfort, and preference, HFES 2012

Young, J., Trudeau, M., Odell, D., Marinelli, K., Dennerlein, J. (2012) Touch-screen tablet user configurations and case-support tilt affect head and neck flexion angles , Work, 41 (1), pp.81-91

Asundi, K., Odell, D., Luce, A., Dennerlein, J (2012) Changes in posture through the use of simple inclines with notebook computers placed on a standard desk , Applied Ergonomics, 2012 Mar, 42(2), pp. 400-7

Asundi, K., Odell, D. (2011) Effects of keyboard keyswitch design: A review of the current literature , Work 39 (2), pp: 151-159

Odell, D., Lee, D (2010) Redesigning the keyboard spacebar can improve wrist posture while typing , PREMUS 2010

Asundi, K., Odell, D., Luce, A., Dennerlein, J (2010) Notebook computer use on a desk, lap and lap support: effects on posture, performance, and comfort , Ergonomics, Volume 53, Issue 1 January 2010 , pages 74-82

Asundi, K., Odell, D., Dennerlein, J., The effect of inclines on upper extremity postures during notebook computer use, IEA 2009

Asundi, K., Odell, D., Dennerlein, J., Upper extremity postures during notebook computer use in common portable computing scenarios, IEA 2009

Houwink A, Oude Hengel KM, Odell D, Dennerlein JT. (2009) Providing ergonomic instructions enhances the biomechanical improvements of an alternative computer mouse design. Human Factors, 51(1): 46 -55.

Rempel D, Nathan-Roberts D, Chen BY, Odell D. (2009) The effects of split keyboard geometry on upper body postures. , Ergonomics, Volume 52, Issue 1 January 2009 , pages 104 - 111

Kimmerly, L., Odell, D. (2009) Children and computer use in the home: Workstations, behaviors, and parental attitudes , Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, Vol 32, Number 3, pages 299-310

Oude Hengel, K., Houwink, A., Odell, D., Dieen, J., Dennerlein, J (2008), Smaller external notebook mice have different effects on posture and muscle activity, , Clinical Biomechanics 23 (2008) 727-734

Maximize your comfort with the Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 , Microsoft Web Article 2007

Odell, D., Johnson, P. (2007), Evaluation of a Mouse Designed to Improve Posture and Comfort , WWCS 2007, 115

Dan Odell; Alan Barr; Robert Goldberg; Jeffrey Chung; David Rempel, 2007 Evaluation of a dynamic arm support for seated and standing tasks: a laboratory study of electromyography and subjective feedback , Ergonomics, Vol. 50, #4, pp. 520-535

The Importance of Ergonomic Input Devices in the Workplace (The Scope of Computer-Related Repetitive Strain Injuries and Methods for Their Prevention) , Microsoft white paper, 2005

Odell, D., Davis, R., Smith, A., Wright, P. K., Toolglasses, Marking Menus, and Hotkeys: A Comparison of One and Two-Handed Command Selection Techniques , Graphics Interface, 2004, May 17-29, pp. 17-24

Odell, D., Wright, P. K., An Integrated Bimanual Computer Input Station: the Command Chair , BMI white paper, 2003

Odell, D., Wright, P. K., Concurrent Product Design: A Case Study on the Pico Radio Test Bed, Revised for ASME's 2002 Design and Engineering Technical Conference (DETC), DFM #34154

Winner of the 2003 Literati Club Highly Commended Paper Award
Ahn, S. H., Montero, M., Odell, D., Roundy, S., and Wright, P. K., 2002, Anisotropic Material Properties of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) ABS, Rapid Prototyping Journal, Vol. 8, Number 4, pp. 248-257

Montero, M. G., Roundy, S., Odell, D., Ahn, S., Wright, P. K., Material Characterization of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) ABS by Designed Experiments Proceedings of Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing Conference, SME, 2001.


Odell, D., Dalebout, W., United States Patent # 6,174,267 & 6,280,362, Treadmill with adjustable cushioning members
Chatterjee; M. O'Neil; D., Odell; D. US Patent# 7,589,496, User input device charging system
Odell, D., O'Neil, D. US Patent# 7755324, Recharging system for wireless input devices
Chatterjee, M., Manzanedo, C., Murzanski, C., Shiff, V., Selph, W., French, S., Odell, D., US Patent # 7,722,358, Electrical connection between devices
Mail, S., Odell, D., Mistry, T., et al. US Patent #: 8418076, Managing inputs from a plurality of user input device actuators.
Duggan, F., Yang, S., Chandrasekaran, V., Odell, D., et al. US Patent #20130057475, Split keyboard for thumb typing
Bristol, P., Chatterjee, M., Fisher, S., McLoone, H., Odell, D., US Patent # 7948474, Ergonomic computer mouse
Chatterjee, M., Odell, D., US Patent # 8,022,930, Ergonomic input device
Compton, R., Darbha, K., Jenkins, K., Larsen, G., Odell, D. US Patent # 8132976, Reduced impact keyboard with cushioned keys

15 additional design patents (non-utility)


Odell, D., Bimanual Computer Input and Forearm Support Implemented and Evaluated in an Integrated System, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2004

Odell, D., Concurrent Product Design: A Case Study on the Pico Radio Test Bed, Master's Thesis 2001