Dr. Peter McAlindon is the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business. He is also chief executive officer of Blue Orb Inc., a technology company that develops computer technology for persons with disabilities. Blue Orb Inc. created and markets the orbiTouch Keyless Keyboard. The orbiTouch is a patented computer keyboard and mouse that requires no finger or wrist motion to operate. It was developed for people who do not have the finger or hand dexterity to use a regular keyboard or mouse. It is used by people who have arm or hand prostheses or who have limited hand and finger use due to injury, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, stroke, cerebral palsy and many other physical conditions. It is also being successfully used by people who are visually impaired, blind, have autism, or have traumatic brain injury. The orbiTouch has received numerous positive industry reviews, the prestigious daVinci award for design, and the top honor for accessible technology at the Consumer Electronics Show.
A native of Michigan, Dr. McAlindon graduated with honors from the University of Michigan, was nominated to the National Dean’s List, and is a member of several professional societies and associations. In addition to teaching at Rollins, he is also an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida where he has taught courses in statistics, research methods, computer applications, quantitative methods, and product design and development. Dr. McAlindon is a co-founder of venVelo, Florida's newest business accelerator and seed capital fund.