Toe Mouse Designed for Hands-Free Computer Input
CREDIT: Liu Yi and Yanko Design
The latest excuse to work sans shoes and socks comes courtesy of the Toe Mouse, a concept computer interfacing device unveiled yesterday on the Yanko Design blog.
Designer Liu Yi crafted the Toe Mouse to slip on just like a flip flop, with a piece of plastic rising between the big and second toes for grip.
For a right-footed person, a sensor under the big toe acts as the left click on a traditional desktop mouse while the second toe's sensor functions as the right click. The mouse is wireless and can move along the floor the same way that a hand-held mouse slides over a surface.
The purported motivation for making such a mouse is to help those people with upper-limb disabilities navigate their computers. Alternatively, the Toe Mouse could free up one's hands for typing while still being able to point-and-click, somewhat like a drummer kicking a bass drum while working the rest of the kit with handheld drum sticks.
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