A mid air poiting device from Microsoft Research

Microsoft Research (MSR) has revealed a new mid air pointing device called “Soap”. Soap looks almost like a soap and feels too :-). This pointing device does not require a surface to identify user moves. Thus you can use this pointing devide in the air.

[via Linux Devices] Soap, contains two main elements: a “lentil shaped” core, and an elastic hull that encloses the core.

The core, made from two plastic hand sanitizer bottles, contains the functional elements of a wireless optical mouse with the sensor pointing outwards, according to the team. The hull (see illustration, below), made from a sock, encloses the core, which can move free inside the hull.

Watch this cool demo of “Soap”.

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