Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have devised a prototype input technology that brings mouse control and optical motion tracking to very small mobile devices.
Minput, by Chris Harrison and Scott Hudson of CMU's Human-Computer Interaction Institute, effectively turns small mobile devices into mouse-like input tools. It was recently presented (PDF) at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in Atlanta.
Harrison, whose Skinput device can turn parts of the body into a touch screen, says Minput could allow for matchbook-size media players controlled by moving them around on a surface like the palm of your hand.
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