Reader Writes: Another alternative for a touch mouthstick

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Overcoming the "touch barrier" I received a message the other day from a reader … in …. Michael writes: Please see the attached [link for] pencil tops or stick tops – or whatever you’re having yourself – tops. I have been using something similar from the same website for some time.  They are effectively ...

A headset that reads your brainwaves

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Tan Le's astonishing new computer interface reads its user's brainwaves, making it possible to control virtual objects, and even physical electronics, with mere thoughts. Demo from TED [wp_youtube]fVhggGSjXVg?t=6s[/wp_youtube] A myriad of uses for input control.  

Increase maximum cursor speed on Mac

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

From the macupdate blog: Movez is an application which will enable you to boost your mouse or trackpad speed beyond the maximum allowed in System Preferences. OS X 10.8 or later 64-bit processor Download Now

The MaKey MaKey configurable input system

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

It's amazing how many times some creative, fun thing gets invented for basically 'play' that can be used in an alternate scenario for such real world benefit. Such it is with this MaKey MaKey system that allows anything to be an input device. This really got my brain whirring as ...

Voice mouse development

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

This voice mouse for Mac OS X is a work in progress. It allows those with mobility issues to interact with the mouse cursor using only their voice. Some great comments looks like further development will be forthcoming. Source : spamtech.co.uk/... via hackaday.com/... and http://pinterest.com/pin/69031806758696249/ via Lifekludger

Comprehensive Stylus Reviews

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

There's been some large comprehensive reviews and comparisons of Styluses on offer for the myriad of capacitive type touch devices that now surround us. A stylus is of particular interest to me as I don't use my fingers. One thing I find with these "Best of" or even the "comparative" type ...

The Leap – Motion control device

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

"Leap Motion, a San Francisco start-up, wants to change the way you control your computer with a little device called The Leap. It is a small 3D motion sensor that goes in front of your computer and creates a 3D interaction space of 8 cubic feet from which you can ...

Microsoft release Kinect for Windows

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Microsoft released the Kinect for Windows. Basically, it’s designed expressly for hacking. The Kinect for Windows can reliably ‘see’ objects 40 cm (16 in) away, and supports up to four Kinects connected to the same computer. Source: blogs.msdn.com via David N on Pinterest

BreathBird : Breath activated scanning input comes to iPad

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Techcrunch report on the (free) BreathBird twitter app for the iPad. BreathBird employs the well honed concept of 'scanning' that's been used for alternate input selection on software like on-screen scanning keyboards for years and applies it in a fresh way to this iPad app, using breath as the ...

Emotiv EPOC Headset Hacked

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Back in 2008 on this blog I reported on Emotiv epoc headset development and flagged its potential for thought control input. A few days ago H+ magazine blog featured an interview with Cody Brocious Cody Brocious has created Cody's Emokit project, an open source library for reading data directly from the Emotiv ...

Camera Mouse

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Developed by researchers at Boston College and Boston University, Camera Mouse is a free program that enables you to control the mouse pointer on your computer screen just by moving your head. Camera Mouse requires Windows 7, Vista, or XP and a webcam. Some useful applications and utilities are available from the ...

Whamberry Handsized Keyboard/Trackpad

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

The Whamberry is great mini keyboard/input pad that connects to your computer simply with a USB plug-in dongle. It is wireless and can be used more than 30 feet (10m) away from your computer. You can control the cursor using the touch-pad that is built-in or type with the full keyboard. ...