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Low-cost development system for 'Tilt-Navigating' small PDA or mobile phone displays
Posted on 7-Aug-2003 17:33. | Tags Filed under: News.

Low-cost development system for 'Tilt-Navigating' small PDA or mobile phone displays
Innoventions is now shipping its development system for RotoView, a new technology that allows PDA and mobile phone users to "tilt" their way around the small display screens found on these devices. With a RotoView-enabled PDA or cell phone, the user overcomes the display navigation challenge by simply changing the orientation at which the device is held.

RotoView technology can use hand gestures to activate and exit the navigation mode (and to perform other commands), thus eliminating the need for mechanical switches in a futuristic hand held device which uses voice command and RotoView navigation.

Using the RotoView technology, the handheld device is entered into Navigation mode. During Navigation mode, the user tilts the unit left-right or up-down to see beyond the boundaries of the display. At any time, the user can exit Navigation mode to fix the display (the Fixed mode), then resume Navigation mode and continue to rotate the device to view the remainder of the screen.

"RotoView was invented to address the inherent limitation of mechanical switches for navigating small handheld devices," said Mr. Feinstein. "RotoView makes navigation simpler and more intuitive, eliminating the need for using two hands while navigating the device screen."

The "gesture" control was introduced to the PC world a few years ago, and big names in gaming adopted it. The Black and White game title was one of the most complet implementation of gesture technology interface. Perhaps this can be implemented in a mobile world?

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