Sinkpad: A Malleable Mouse Pad Consisted of an Elastic Material

Takuro Kuribara, Buntarou Shizuki, Jiro Tanaka

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Abstract

The computer mouse has been used for more than 40 years; users, however, can only perform simple actions. To solve this problem, we present “Sinkpad”, an augmented mouse pad that has a malleable surface consisted of an elastic material. Sinkpad augments mouse functionality by allowing the user to sink the mouse into the pad and tilt the mouse on the pad. In addition, the pad provides the user with haptic feedback via the mouse. Moreover, the user can use Sinkpad as a conventional mouse pad because the pad serves as a flat surface unless the user sinks the mouse. Sinkpad allows the user to perform interesting techniques: sink, tilt, and sink+move. We also present three example applications to explore the possibilities of our techniques using the pad.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA 2013 - Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationChanging Perspectives
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1251-1256
Number of pages6
Volume2013-April
ISBN (Electronic)9781450318990
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 27
Externally publishedYes
Event31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems:, CHI EA 2013 - Paris, France
Duration: 2013 Apr 272013 May 2

Other

Other31st Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems:, CHI EA 2013
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period13/4/2713/5/2

Keywords

  • Haptic feedback
  • Input device
  • Interaction technique
  • Malleable surface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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    Kuribara, T., Shizuki, B., & Tanaka, J. (2013). Sinkpad: A Malleable Mouse Pad Consisted of an Elastic Material. In CHI EA 2013 - Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Changing Perspectives (Vol. 2013-April, pp. 1251-1256). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/2468356.2468580