News of the Weird - The Data Nouse

"A Canadian inventor has designed a computer mouse steered by movements of the nose and eyelids. The invention, dubbed a "Nouse," is meant to help people with a disability use a computer."

http://www.cbc.ca/story/science/national/2004/09/16/nouse040916.html


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I hope the inventor didn't get inspiration from this paper...

A Nose Gesture Interface Device: Extending Virtual Realities

http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~hudson/datanose/uist91_henry_datanose.pdf

This paper reports on the development of a nose-machine interface device that provides real-time gesture, position, smell and facial expression information. The DATA NOSETM — Data AtomaTa CORNUCOPIA pNeumatic Olfactory I/O-deviSE Tactile Manipulation[Olsen86, Myers91] — allows novice users without any formal nose training to perform complex interactive tasks.

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