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I always thought they should make a mouse-type device, which was actually a glove- moving your hand would move the mouse, and grabbing would click or whatever. The pointer could even be replaced with a virtual hand. This would be great for games like Black and White.

Also you could have on on the other hand as well, and use a virtual keyboard- which would cut laptops down to just a screen (and drives, etc.) It might take some getting use to but would be really awesome.

rjo666, May 05 2001

PowerGlove serial interface http://www.acm.uiuc.edu/sigarch/pgsi/
Baked, thanks to Mattel and some college kids. [bookworm, May 05 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Glove Keyboard http://www.nytimes....hnology/12PATE.html
Even more half-baked, but someone just patented it. [DrCurry, Aug 12 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Mouse Glove http://www.mid-wale...da.co.uk/brecon.htm
Another baking version, by a 16 year old in the U.K. [krelnik, Oct 21 2002]

Mouse Glove http://news.bbc.co....s/wales/2335069.stm
Another baking version, by a 16 year old in the U.K. [krelnik, Oct 04 2004]

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       Baked for a while, though the resolution isn't generally good enough to replace keyboard and mouse.
egnor, May 05 2001

       ::::::::trying to figure out all the body parts that PeterSealy might use to point and click::::::::
Susen, May 05 2001

       not a bad idea but there is a prob, if you just have the glove you cant type on your keyboard anymore, ok let's say you have then also a virtual keyboard euhhh well big prob for me i am a big smoker i can't imagine what my mouse or keyboard would do each time i smoke, i guess you will answer stop smoking, good idea but not good enough... sorry
deadraque, May 11 2001

       Some friends and I have been discussing this... this is what we came up with: -elastic bands around your wrist and your palm w/velcro -semiflexible band attaching the two with the computer chip -semiflexible bands protruding from the back of your hand attached to individual "finger sockets" -how far out these bands protrude can be changed -acceleration and tilt sensing chips to detect movement -twisting your wrist could be another input -the bands would have stress sensors to detect when a finger is pressed -a wire prodrudes from the back which goes to the computer usb port   

       -the setup program will let you completly customize it how far you have to "press" a finger -what happens when you press groups of fingers (grabbing could be cut and paste...) -there would also be different setups for different programs (like the FF Sidewinder Controller) -some people using autocad could zoom in/out by tilting your hand -other people could tilt their aircraft in a flight sim -wireless would work much better, but also make it heavier   

       Hope I haven't left anything out...
Saxywolf, Jul 12 2001

       I was really hoping this would be about fingermouse...
yamahito, Aug 12 2002

       Having toruble with Black and white? You and me both - do what I did and get a Microsoft Sidewinder Strategic Commander. Feels quite natural, actually.
But I gave up on BW - I just never felt like I could get into it - strange concept and all...
NickTheGreat, Aug 13 2002

       because everyone hates microsoft and it must die!!!excuse me got a little carried away there...
starman, Nov 18 2002

       A kitchen glove and a quickcam. It will be ready for september 2003 :-)   

arivero, Jul 11 2003


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