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New Apple patent details a hybrid input device

New Apple patent details a hybrid input device

Called “inertial hybrid input and tactile” the explains that this device would use the different features of each peripheral to provide better control options.

If we consider the mouse, the and trackball, each on their own, they all have their own drawbacks. For example, it requires more effort to move the cursor across a screen, with a touchpad.

Moreover, touch panels are very good in reproducing fine ranges of motion, which can not be easily carried out using a mouse.

That’s why says in the patent that all conventional input devices, are lacking in monitoring large movements, such as the fine.

The peripheral that Apple has detailed in his patent shall contain a touch panel and a motion sensor, which is used to calculate the acceleration and speed and position data.

This data is collected to determine the output signal, which in effect will be reproduced on the screen with a cursor. The device will be able to intelligently determine what data, whether of movement or touch sensor, you need to use for the output process.

This patent was filed in 2012. As is the case with proprietary technologies, it is unknown if it will ever see the light.

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