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Title: Virtual button interface

Abstract

An apparatus and method of issuing commands to a computer by a user interfacing with a virtual reality environment are disclosed. To issue a command, the user directs gaze at a virtual button within the virtual reality environment, causing a perceptible change in the virtual button, which then sends a command corresponding to the virtual button to the computer, optionally after a confirming action is performed by the user, such as depressing a thumb switch. 4 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia Corporation
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
321304
Patent Number(s):
5,859,642
Application Number:
PAN: 8-723,944
Assignee:
Sandia Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States) SNL; SCA: 990200; PA: EDB-99:033507; SN: 99002064428
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 12 Jan 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS; SIMULATORS; DESIGN; COMPUTERS; COMMUNICATIONS

Citation Formats

Jones, J.S. Virtual button interface. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Jones, J.S. Virtual button interface. United States.
Jones, J.S. Tue . "Virtual button interface". United States.
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