The mouse of the future :

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Tobias Patterson-Jones, a 16-year-old student at Coleg Powys, Brecon, faced the TV cameras to show off his new invention on Whats The Big Idea? as part of The Discovery Channels Science Night.

The TV show features the best undiscovered new ideas, inventions and designs that have the potential to be turned into a commercial success, and helps them on their way by offering free specialist help and advice regarding registering patents, trademarks, design and copyright.

Tobias was chosen as one of the four inventors who get the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a team of professional experts and product champions, all of whom have proven their ability to turn good ideas into household names.

The ‘mouse glove’ is a wearable mouse device housed in a glove that has the potential to revolutionise the way computers can be operated.

It was developed to help people affected by Repetitive Strain Injury - but it is thought the device could be marketed towards the video games industry.

Advice and assessment of the invention was provided by John Emanuel, broker of the debit card and currently retained by James Dyson, inventor of the Ballbarrow and the bagless vacuum cleaner. Mr Emanuel is an expert on licensing inventions, with multiple contacts in the computer industry.

Tobias, who wants to be a computer engineer, will now go through to the next stage of the series and is currently seeking sponsors who can contribute towards additional research and development.

It has a cord… I don’t want my hand being stuck in some cord!

I’d say this is a just a prototype. With the tiny batteries & transmitters these days, the final product would likely have a builtin radio transmitter and Mouse adapter with receiver for the PC. :wink:

How is this better than a mouse? Most likely it won’t have the accuracy of an optical mouse, and with regular mice you can use your hand for something else in just a split second. No one wants to have to remove a glove everytime they leave the computer…I don’t think I’d ever buy one of these. Also, with a glove sweat and dirt would be much bigger problems.

if something is stuck in your hand, what if you suddenly want to do something else… would that then not come in the way. in that respect, our mouse is still better. at least the hands are free.

Hmmm that looks like a glove that the Goauld lords (Sokar, Apophis etc) from Stargate use :slight_smile:

Originally posted by BadReligionPR
How is this better than a mouse? Most likely it won’t have the accuracy of an optical mouse, and with regular mice you can use your hand for something else in just a split second. No one wants to have to remove a glove everytime they leave the computer…I don’t think I’d ever buy one of these. Also, with a glove sweat and dirt would be much bigger problems.

Perhapse when we use real 3d systems including holographic projectors?
Seems a nice future for me
(of course, you can put the mouse off or something

Minority Report… I would like it like that, at least it would look very funny. :slight_smile:

OMG I cant believe this story is still going around. I invented this when I was 16!! Nice to see some comments tho.

Tobias
tobiaspj@gmail.com

looks at his corded trackball

It wasn’t really, until you dragged it up :wink:

Nice to know the inventor occasionally searches his own invention on the google search engine. The CdFreaks forum has lots of google spiders crawling around. :slight_smile:

It’s alive, ALIVE!

Another internet vampire.

Ooooh! Twice as Nice!

I don’t really like this idea… okay i totally hate it… wel kinda how am i supposed to pet my cat or dog while i’m on the computer? i can’t cause of the glove. if i were to buy this my 2 cats and 2 dogs would be pissed off at me cause i ignore them.

What kind of nerd are you that you let yourself get distracted by the outer world and pets? :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

Who dug up a 5 year old thread?

The Amo_Del_Bump above.

Being as there have been a few mixed comments regarding wires and having a glove on I thought I would give you an update…

The “glove” is no longer a glove. It is more like a small disk, about the size of a 50p peace which is held on via your middle finger. So you can stroke your cats and dogs until your heart is content :slight_smile:

It is also wireless. Via bluetooth at present.

Please keep in mind that the versions released to the press so far are only very early prototypes.

Hope this helps!

Well how about some pictures, a website and a nice blog with rss feed where we can keep getting updates about this cool invention? I’m curious if it will work as well as my wii-mote does.