ITRI unveils wireless flying mouse
May 29, 2006
A micro system technology laboratory under the government-backed Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) recently unveiled a wireless flying mouse, which can be moved and rotated in the air for 3-dimension object manipulation.
With the 3D device mounted on wrist, users can play interactive computer games and make presentations wirelessly. Five joy-stick suppliers including KYE Systems Corp. of Taiwan have approached the laboratory over the licensing deal.
The laboratory pointed out that the flying-mouse technology makes uses of computers and digital appliances easy and free and the mouse consumes only one twentieth the power that an average optical mouse uses, making it attractive to joy-stick suppliers including KYE.
ITRI's executives noted that human-machine connection technologies like flying mouse are mostly used as computer input devices. Other technologies include indicators, rolling mice and rolling mice.
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