Looking for a 'contactless' mouse replacement.

Posted on 2004-09-13
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
Have scoured the internet for the following.

A keypad which can be mounted behind a sheet of glass with buttons which allows users to move the cursor up and down, left and right, and to 'click' a hyperlink. (equivalent of arrow keys and enter button).

Would imagine this would use proximity detectors/switches which could sense a finger through say 12mm of glass.

I've seen them as parts of expensive kiosk displays, but not for sale themselves.

Anyone know of anything?


Question by:Garve
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how about this?

or maybe more realistic, using something like this?
i don't know, couldn't find much else either.

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Thanks DVation191 - the first looks like sci-fi - must look more closely.

The second is a touch screen, which involves the wrong side of the glass, as I want everything on the inside of the window.

I've found this so far
but was hoping there might be something precisely suiting our requirements somewhere.
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DVation191 earned 125 total points
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oh yea the first link was just a joke :)

this looks pretty cool...

touchpads that work through glass


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Thanks for your help DV - haven't solved this one yet, but have a few leads. Will post more here when I get it sorted.


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