[extropy-chat] Read All About It

David deimtee at optusnet.com.au
Tue Jul 13 18:25:27 UTC 2004

Since you'd be wearing glasses anyway, how about picking up jaw muscle 
movements and/or humming notes for control. You would only need a few
different controls, and this would let you read hands-free. Would also 
be useful for paralysis victims.


Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 12, 2004 at 08:06:17PM -0700, Adrian Tymes wrote:
>>How about a small touchpad on the side of the
>>glasses?  Big enough to sense up/down/left/right and
>>"hard" (finger pressing so much it covers most of the
>>pad), which could be a click.  (Though you'd want a
>>little latency, so you can go from nothing to click
>>without acting on the up/down/left/right you'd pass
> Fails even armchair usability tests. Gestures are easier. One could also
> think about a hand mouse, with scroll wheel(s), thumb pad area, etc. UWB
> should be low enough power for sufficiently long battery time at the range.
> Don't forget voice input, too, it's easier than limb tracking from video.
> I'm not sure whether using immobile CPU for crunch will fly, it will restrict
> usability outside of home.
> Otoh, there's always the disparity how much crunch you can get for the given
> battery time.
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