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Title:
METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING INPUT TO A COMPUTER SYSTEM VIA ONE OR BOTH OF BREATHING AND BITING
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2005088436
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A device to facilitate a user interface of a computer system utilizing one or both of fluid flow through the device, for example human breadth, and deformation of the device, for example by biting or chewing. The device includes a flexible body that defines a fluid current channel with an inlet and outlet. The flexible body includes at least a region of relatively lesser stiffness and at least a region of relatively greater stiffness. A displaceable member is attached to the flexible body at the region of greater stiffness. The displaceable member is capable of motion in response to fluid flow through the fluid current channel as well as to deformation of the flexible body. The device may include a sensor to react to a movement of the displaceable member and a processor to process the electrical signals from the sensor.

Inventors:
BONNAT PIERRE (FR)
VENKATRAMAN PARAMESWARAN (US)
Application Number:
US2005007041W
Publication Date:
February 02, 2006
Filing Date:
March 04, 2005
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Assignee:
INPUTIVE CORP (US)
BONNAT PIERRE (FR)
VENKATRAMAN PARAMESWARAN (US)
International Classes:
A61F4/00; G06F3/00; H01H3/14; H01H3/24; H01H35/00; H01H35/40; (IPC1-7): G06F3/00
Domestic Patent References:
WO2003083618A22003-10-09
Foreign References:
DE19614209C11997-04-17
FR2793946A12000-11-24
US3935405A1976-01-27
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