DGTS: Integrated Typing and Pointing
Paper in proceedings, 2009

Capacitive sensing is used in many different fields of application. It has been implemented in such devices as mobile phones and remote controls. However, up until now the physical sensing area has remained limited despite the widespread use of larger input devices such as keyboards. We present DGTS, which seamlessly integrates keyboard typing and cursor pointing. This input device offers multi-finger operation for scrolling and other specialized input commands. The objective of this work is to replace computer mice and touchpads by integrating capacitive sensing into a layer within the keyboard thereby reducing the space required for pointing devices. This paper gives the technical background, shows our contribution, and concludes with initial tests.

touchpad

pointing

typing

multi pointer

Capacitive sensing

Author

Iman Habib

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)

Niklas Berggren

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)

Erik Rehn

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)

Gustav Josefsson

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers)

Andreas Kunz

Morten Fjeld

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Interaction Design (Chalmers)

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

03029743 (ISSN) 16113349 (eISSN)

232-235

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1007/978-3-642-03658-3_30

ISBN

978-364203657-6

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10/7/2017