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Check out the Dasher text input system.
It is a text input sytem that uses 2 axis analog inputs, like a mouse,
joystick, or tilt sensor. Its very noise resistant, good for people
with muscle control problems. As long as you don't have to tilt so much
that you can't see the screen, it should work ok for openmoko.
Apparently its available for pocketpc devices, I don't know if any of
them have tilt sensors and have used them for Dasher. Here's a page
about using tilt on a toshiba tablet pc:
There's a movie where someone is using tilt for text entry.
Ortwin Regel wrote:
> Tilting is an awful control method for almost anything. The main
> reason being that you move the screen around while tilting. Other
> problems are that it's exausting and lacks feedback. Even tilting to
> automatically switch the screen orientation can be annoying if you're
> lying on your side in your bed reading an ebook. I can not imagine any
> useful contribution of tilting to text input.
> On Dec 5, 2007 2:52 PM, Joseph J. McCarthy
> <mccarthy at granular.che.pitt.edu
> <mailto:mccarthy at granular.che.pitt.edu>> wrote:
> What if you could tilt the Neo to switch keyboards instead. Or,
> instead of multi-tap you tilt and press "2" to get "B" instead of hold
> horizontal and tap "2" to get "A".
> It seems that the accelerometers could be used to make the keyboard
> easier to use.
> Now that I am typing perhaps the coolest, would be to have something
> like a full qwerty with keys that are too big to fit the whole
> on the screen, but you tilt it to access the off-screen ones (you tilt
> left and the keyboard "slides" over so that you can get to the "L"
> Just some thoughts.
> Krzysztof Kajkowski wrote:
> > Wiadomość napisana w dniu Dec 5, 2007, o godz 10:14 AM, przez
> Thomas Wood:
> >> On Wed, 2007-12-05 at 09:20 +0100, Krzysztof Kajkowski wrote:
> >>> For me it's also finger-usable keyboard - just like the one in
> >>> With that you can operate your phone without stylus (in most
> >> Chris has worked on a multi-tap input method:
> >> http://chrislord.net/blog/Software/multitap-pad.enlighten
> > That's wonderful news! What I also like in Qtopia's keyboard is
> > to switch between number, symbol and letters keyboard by moving you
> > finger down or up on keyboard.
> >> Obviously T9 will not be implemented due to patent issues. I
> will ask
> >> him if the source is available anywhere.
> > T9 is not necessary important (i.e. I do not use english on my
> phone so
> > probably I would need to hack it to include polish T9 database).
> It is
> > useful in SMSes but not on writing URLs or console ;)
> > cayco
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