Jan Gundtofte-Bruun jan at g-b.dk
Wed Apr 2 15:39:56 CEST 2008

On 2008-03-03, Gilbert Hartmann wrote:
> It should be similar [to the feedback on the Wii] but there is a major
> difference: On the Wii you get vibration feedback all the time while
> you are pointing at the screen. On the Neo you only get vibration
> feedback when touching the screen and touching the screen already
> means that you are pressing a button. (On a standard touchscreen
>keyboard at least.)

On 2008-03-02, Andy Green wrote:
>> Somebody in the thread at some point said:
>> I played with the motion sensors just eyeballing the raw data in hex and
>> I think they're going to be very responsive and cool.
>Motion sensors?
>motion sensors are accelerometers...isn't it?
>how can they be useful for this feature?..I though it was a vibrator issue
>only...(and touch screen of course)

I'm thinking, since one needs to touch the screen to make use of haptic
feedback, then we have to use another method for capturing taps. This is where
the motion sensors come in -- incidentally, the accelerometers do implement
click / doubleclick recognition. Therefore, it seems quite possible to build
an interface that allows both looking&tapping, and touching&pressing.

:o) Jan Gundtofte-Bruun
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