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OdoPlus is a freeware program that allows you to track the distance your mouse pointer travels on the screen (not the actual distance you moved the mouse!). It also helps you keep a record of how often you clicked each mouse button (left, right, center) and in which part of the screen you click the most. This is represented in a special graphical window showing clearly the click distribution over the screen based on different colors. The OdoPlus is very lightweight, it only takes about 500KB of your system memory so you don’t have to worry about it taking too much system resources…
Most phones now have a camera and can run Java, there is no reason that some software couldn’t be written to watch for movement in the camera, and translate that into mouse signals for the PC. Bluetooth could be used to send the data to the PC. So there was the challenge, a java program that took multiple frames from the nokia camera, translated that into direction and speed and sent it to the PC as mouse movements.
The software that is being used is still not available for download!
After a hard day of mousing is your hand twisted into a frozen non-functional claw? Maybe it’s not quite that bad, but all those hours spent clutching your mouse can tense up your hand muscles and lead to tendinitis, tenosynovitis and all kinds of scary sounding repetitive stress disorders.
The Hoverstop mouse helps you minimize the amount of time you hand spends on the mouse. First it detects if your hand is on the mouse. It then monitors if you are actually using it (clicking, scrolling). If you are not using it for more than 10 seconds, it will vibrate softly to remind you to take your hand away and relax. This will give you many mini breaks per hour. Meanwhile you continue to work normally thinking, reading, without being disturbed. If you need the mouse again, just pick it up to resume work.
– Symmetrical three-button mouse with scroll wheel
– Built in sensor and vibration help remind you to rest your mouse hand
– 800-dpi optical sensor
– Mouse is plug-and-play on all common operating systems and will operate both on USB and PS/2
The price of the Hoverstop Mouse is $69.99.