Patent Number: 7,355,583

Title: Motion-based text input

Abstract: A method generates input text with a pointing device at a distance from a writing surface. Motion information of a mobile coordinate frame of the pointing device is sensed relative to a stationary coordinate frame of the writing surface using a motion sensor configured to track motion of the pointing device. The input text is then determined from the motion information. A projection of a track of the motion of the pointing device on the writing surface can also be determined from the motion information, and the track can be displayed on the writing surface as the input text.

Inventors: Beardsley; Paul A. (Boston, MA), van Baar; Jeroen (Brookline, MA)

Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboretories, Inc.

International Classification: G09G 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-04-08 0:00:00