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ThinkPad Aerobics: Rotate and Shake Your Laptop to Control Applications

[ Thanks to LinucksGirl for this link.
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“Innovative haptic interface systems are allowing a new level of
application interaction. Inexpensive video game peripherals with
embedded accelerometers and PC devices ranging in size from laptops
to hand-held phones are enabling new methods for application
control. Applications frequently lag behind in their interfaces for
control, restricting their functionality to keyboard and mouse
events through a lack of APIs.

“This article demonstrates techniques and code you’ll need to
connect accelerometer-enabled devices to applications in a
traditional desktop computing context…”


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