WizardHand [wearable screen pointing device]

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Author: Chen, Alex
Author: Xu, Albert
Author: Zhu, Scott
Computer mice have been the dominating controlling method of cursors for decades. No matter if it is wired or wireless, and no matter it uses an optical sensor or laser sensor, there remains an unchangeable limitation: A flat and stable surface is needed. With the rapid development of personal computers, this limitation is causing a headache to a considerable number of users. Nowadays, our monitors are transforming into several forms: Projectors, TVs, Glasses, Smartphones, and watches. A major number of them involve a relatively long distance between users and screens. Thus, the touch screen solution would either be too expensive or impossible.AimBot Technology presents WizardHand, it can be wirelessly connected to PCs and smartphones in order to achieve cursor control. It is wearable as it is a glove, and it will not be limited by the existence of a table since it maps the location of a single hand directly to the screen. It uses the combination of finger positions to launch hotkeys which is intuitive and fast. By using this device, the user will have a more elegant and efficient way to control the screen while doing a presentation, and a more involving and attractive experience during gaming. It will be compatible with Android device in the future upgrades as an essential accessory to the Google Cardboard VR.
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