The Amenbo five-finger mouse

by Mark R

I suppose that “the five fingered mouse” is the best description of this device. It certainly is the most dramatic.

So let’s just say hello to the Amenbo, a five-finger input device developed by the Double Research and Development Company. As you can see, there five little mice affixed to a palm-resting device by five wire ribbons.

You can watch a demonstration after the jump to see how it works, and I can definitely see how it can greatly benefit the world of computer graphics. If you have ever worked in three-dimensional space before, then you know that the regular mouse is not enough with its two-dimensional functionality.

The company suggests that the Amenbo has other uses, like games. They even compare it to the Kinect, but the Amenbo can detect pressure. I honestly imagined an interface with two Amenbos (I am assuming that is plural of this), as a new type of typewriter.

That would certainly make it “a new bland of welfare equipment”. If you don’t know what I am talking about, then you should see the poster behind the device on the video. That phrase makes no sense to me, and I can’t help but wonder if some translation program didn’t do it’s job. Perhaps “a new kind of interface” would be a better slogan.


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