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Jun 23, 2011

Amenbo Five-Finger Mouse Has One up On Mickey

If you're using a standard mouse or a trackpad, there's a good chance you've got a finger or two going to waste, and really, what's the point of having all of those digits if you're not going to put them to work? Japan's Double Research & Development Co. is showing off the Amenbo, a new input device that doesn't waste a single finger. Each gets its own pad with a mouse sensor, all connected to a single base with a flexible material that allows for movement. 

The device can detect pressure and motion of the fingers, and is ideal for interfacing with things like 3D CAD data, which usually requires two hands. It's also apparently great for use with robot hands and getting androids to flash the metal sign.
 
 

22 comments:

Rudolf said...

Very intresting post! Following!

Ezz said...

Another thing that could be fun to play with.

LasseEA said...

Wow thats an awesome system, I want that :)

Bob said...

Looks great! :o

mmmpieohyeah said...

wow this looks very interesting, I hope it finds its way to the markets soon.

snoobyy said...

rofl i don't know if i would be able to handle that.

HuntStuffs said...

Holy cow. Talk about multi-tasking. It would take some getting used to but I can see some efficiency coming from that bad boy.

Zombie said...

dang that thing looks cool!

Snaz said...

That's pretty crazy cool.

Josh said...

Awesome

Jon said...

dude that looks so cool but it would probably confuse the heck out of me

Major.Mack said...

yeehaww

Intraman said...

interesting; I really wonder how much time it takes to master such a tool

Jack of Diamonds said...

THIS IS ALSO GREAT!

Atley said...

I can see this being used just like in the movie Surrogets! Just a bunch of fake body doubles in place of where real humans used to be. just have to figure out how to transfer feeling of touch through that thing!

Haydn Pi Sunday said...

I can't wait until it's shaped like glove so you can type and navigate while outside.

Wolle said...

Looks awesome but the realization might be hard

JackofBuds said...

wow, a five fingered mouse? sounds like too much work, I'll stick with my standard mouse.

baka1236 said...

that looks so weird, yet : i want to try it out

Jetah said...

Hah, that could be an interesting mouse to try.

heefal said...

This must be an incredibly comfortable ...
when and where i can get it?

Coxten said...

I .. Want .. One .. NOW!