Ditch your keyboard and mouse???

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jpoid1982, Oct 11, 2002.

  1. jpoid1982

    jpoid1982 Guest

    UD researchers develop revolutionary computer interface technology

    Sept. 27, 2002--University of Delaware researchers have developed a revolutionary computer interface technology that promises to put the bite on the traditional mouse and mechanical keyboard.

    “We have developed a technology that goes well beyond the mouse and mechanical keyboard,” John Elias, UD professor of electrical and computer engineering, said.

    Elias and Wayne Westerman, UD visiting assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, have been working on the new interface for about five years and are now marketing their iGesture product through a company called FingerWorks.

    The project started as a doct**** thesis by Westerman, who was then a UD graduate student working with Elias.

    The FingerWorks name fits because the technology uses a touch pad and a range of finger motions to communicate commands and keys to the computer. To open a file, you rotate your hand as if opening a jar; to zoom or de-zoom, you expand or contract your hand.

    Read the whole story here........
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    So does that mean you can't pick your nose anymore? I wonder what sort of command that would send? :eek: