Computer Mouse With a Three-Point Support
A computer mouse that utilizes three-point support to increase accuracy and stability without losing the speed of moving the cursor Background: Conventional engineering of the computer mouse includes a curved palm rest and several extended selection push-buttons and a scroll wheel between them. This schematic is sufficient enough for users to be able to work with a majority of computer applications, however, certain applications require high accuracy of interaction and the conventional model of computer mouses does not satisfy that requirement. As a result, users have to make multiple attempts to align the cursor with a graphic user interface (GUI) element, such as a thin line. The highest accuracy that can be achieved is when users move the mouse slowly and gradually in the desired direction and this only is consistent between short distances. When the mouse has to be moved longer distances, users have to use their wrists and/or their entire hands so their fingers don't get tired and they can work for extended periods of time. However, including arms and wrists when operating a mouse decreases the accuracy of the movement and position of the cursor. This fact, combined with how the big and bulky conventional mouses are, decreases the maneuverability of the mouse and increases its difficulty to handle it. In order to increase accuracy without severely increasing the time it takes to move the mouse cursor, a new method is needed to balance accuracy and speed. New technologies include having audio cues to show the location of certain GUI elements, however, this method is inefficient as it is shown to be difficult to determine certain audio cues from others because of how many GUI elements there are. Thus, something must be done to the overall ergonomics and structure of the mouse to overcome the issue of efficiency vs time. Technology Overview: This technology focuses on a mouse that is more stable and accurate than conventional mice because it has three-point support rather than two-point support. Users can operate this mouse with just their fingers without experiencing excessive strain and can work for a long period of time without getting tired. This is done by including an attachable mouse platform, assuming that is ergonomically correct and is a size sufficient enough to support the user's non-operative fingers and wrist, allow users to work with applications that require higher mouse accuracy without taking too long to move the cursor to the desired location. The attachable platform can be fabricated and designed in a way to fit the shapes of existing mice so users are already comfortable with their preferred design and also experience the benefits of this technology. Another aspect of this technology includes benefits for visually impaired users. These users can scan the computer screen manually and efficiently by using the mouse as a scanner. Since this mouse is much more accurate, and the users can turn the mouse at extremely small angles with precision, visually impaired users can experience surfing the internet or other applications with more ease. Advantages: - Much more accurate and stable than conventional mice, - Three-point support included rather than two-point support. - Users' fingers don't experience strain and can work for extended periods of time without feeling tired. - Benefits visually impaired users due to the accuracy and efficiency of the technology. Applications: This technology is used to replace conventional mice for users that require more accuracy without a loss in speed. Also, visually impaired users can benefit from this technology as well as gamers who play first-person shooters or other games that require high accuracy and speed of a cursor. Intellectual Property Summary: Provisional patent Stage of Development: 62/877,947 Licensing Potential: Development partner,Commercial partner,Licensing Licensing Status: Available for Licensing R# 9005 Additional Information: user interface,gui,hand,movement,position,visually-impaired,precision,stability,computer game,computer hardware,computer keyboard,human computer interaction,computer accessories,visually impaired,home computing,personal computing,human-computer interface,control interface,graphical user interface,interface solutions https://stonybrook.technologypublisher.com/files/sites/mor52hq9tvyaolyuvkam_michael-soledad-9juyjd6iqlu-unsplash.jpg Source: Michael Soledad, https://unsplash.com/photos/9juYjd6iQLU, Unsplash License.