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Title: Virtual button interface

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.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
321304
Report Number(s):
US 5,859,642/A/
PAN: US patent application 8-723,944
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 12 Jan 1999
Research Org:
Sandia Corporation
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; MAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS; SIMULATORS; DESIGN; COMPUTERS; COMMUNICATIONS