The geeks at Double Research & Development have unveiled a new computer input device that is able to sense input from Sally and her four sisters.
The thing looks sort of like a mouse with five finger pads attached by flat circuits.
If you love Microsoft’s Arc Mouse, then this should be right up your alley. The Void Mouse was designed by Vrouyr Joubanian and he’s streamlined the input device as much as he could – resulting in the most minimal mouse we’ve ever seen.
Similar to the design of Art Lebedev’s Optimus Popularis keyboard, Microsoft Applied Science’s prototype input device features a completely customizeable digital keycaps and a full-color touchscreen at the top.
The adaptive keyboard can automatically adjust images on the keyboard and touch panel to match the appropriate application context.
Remember that Apple trackpad we thought was coming a few weeks back? Well we were right with our intelligence on the hardware, just wrong on the date. The good news is that the hardware is real, and you can buy it right now.
The new Magic Trackpad works wirelessly with your desktop Mac via Bluetooth, adding multitouch gestures for interacting with objects on screen, scrolling through long web pages, flipping pages in electronic books, and more.
The trackpad is about the same height as the Mac aluminum keyboards, making it 80 percent larger than trackpads on MacBook Pros, and giving you plenty of real-estate for multiple fingers.
CMU researcher Chris Harrison’s Skinput is an amazing new technology. It’s a new interface concept that just makes sense, and to top it off, it’s also pretty darn cool. Input devices haven’t changed much in the last few decades.
CES is a great time to find some interesting ideas. This latest is from Smartfish and it aims to relieve stress by using motors in keyboards.
How does this work? Every so often – depending on your workload, the keyboard slightly moves around so that your wrists don’t ache.
Those of us who spend more time in front of our computers instead of other humans know that the current keyboard and mouse method of interaction with our magic boxes are far from perfect. I for one, want a half-sphere, multitouch surface that lets me move stuff onscreen with my right hand (my mouse hand) resting on it.
When it comes to the iPhone’s slick user interface, I guess imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Case-in-point: this new application for Windows Mobile devices which mimics, and actually improves upon the iPhone’s touchscreen keyboard.
While TouchPal isn’t identical to the iPhone’s keyboard, it’s definitely more than reminiscent of Apple’s interface design.
A group of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a working prototype of a watch that can recognize gestures.
Designed by the research team of Jungsoo Kim, Jiasheng He, Kent Lyons and Thad Starner, the Gesture Watch uses an array of infrared sensors to detect hand movements in close proximity to the watch.