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A New Pointing Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013761D
Original Publication Date: 2000-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a wearable pointing device that can be used instead of a mouse. It is attached to the middle finger of the right or left hand, and it does not need any operating space (such as the mouse pad needed for moving a mouse). Even when wearing the device, the user can hit keys with his or her fingers placed on the keyboard in the home position. The following explanation is based on a case in which the pointing device was attached to the middle finger of the user's right hand. The device can be attached to the middle finger of the left hand if the user is left-handed. Figs. 1 and 2 show the device from above and from the side, respectively. Figs. 3 and 4 show the device attached to the middle finger of the right hand. Fig.1