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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. 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.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SANDIA CORP
OSTI Identifier:
872102
Patent Number(s):
5859642
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
virtual; button; interface; apparatus; method; issuing; commands; computer; user; interfacing; reality; environment; issue; command; directs; gaze; causing; perceptible; change; sends; corresponding; optionally; confirming; action; performed; depressing; thumb; switch; virtual reality; virtual button; reality environment; /345/

Citation Formats

Jones, Jake S. Virtual button interface. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Jones, Jake S. Virtual button interface. United States.
Jones, Jake S. Fri . "Virtual button interface". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872102.
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abstractNote = {An apparatus and method of issuing commands to a computer by a user interfacing with a virtual reality environment. 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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {1}
}

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