Researchers create ‘joystick’ control for smart watches




Researchers have developed a joystick’ control for smart watches. The prototype does not work with a touchscreen, but for example, the sliding of the watch to the left, right, top or bottom. There are currently no plans for a commercial product.

The smart watch can control register themselves via a small joystick module, write the researchers from Carnegie-Mellon University in the U.S. city of Pittsburgh in their paper. This N35P112 records the input if the whole smart watch a joystick is that the user moves back and forth. He can also register a touch of a button.

Thanks to joystick allows the user to zoom in, an alarm by rotating and moving. Interface of an app to control by up, down, left or right The input requires the user to hold the smart watch on both sides. This operation is accordingly possible to play on a watch shooters, the researchers used Doom in order to demonstrate this.

This ‘mini joystick’ is linked to a Maple Mini , with Cortex M3 processor at 72MHz. The smart watch has a screen 1.5 “LCD screen with a resolution of 280×220 pixels. Improved integration of components can be the whole model appear in the size of a normal smartphone, the researchers said. Claim there are currently no plans for a concrete product with these controls. Currently smart watches work almost exclusively through a touch screen or voice commands.


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