Mycestro, the wearable finger mouse

What if you could move your mouse cursor by just slightly moving your hand?

(Credit: Nick Mastandrea)

What if you could move your mouse cursor by just slightly moving your hand?

Consumer-level gesture control for your PC is growing ever closer. There's the Leap Motion , which uses stereoscopic motion tracking, and Myo , which reads both movement and the electrical signals along your muscles.

Mycestro is a little different again. The device is a small, finger-mounted mouse that operates in 3D space.

Equipped with motion tracking, Mycestro is activated by a small touch-sensitive panel. When you touch it with your thumb, Mycestro comes to life, allowing you to move your cursor around the screen. Lifting your thumb, then tapping left, middle or right acts as a mouse "click". Until you touch the panel, the cursor is inactive — which means that you can type or gesture without your cursor swinging wildly around the screen.

There are a number of gestures that operate Mycestro; a single tap to click; single tap followed by touch and hold to highlight or scroll; double-tap for a double-click; triple-tap for triple-click; and sliding your thumb along the panel to scroll.

Compatible with Bluetooth 4.0, the device can also be recharged via micro USB and comes packaged with a Bluetooth dongle. Out of the box, it will be compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux; the Bluetooth support means that it will also work with any Bluetooth Smart Ready devices, such as iPads and iPods.

The price of a Mycestro is US$75 on Kickstarter, with an estimated shipping date of October 2013.

Head on over to the Mycestro Kickstarter page for more information.

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