- Bluetooth Cameraphone Mouse
- 14 Mar 2008 06:09:33 pm Permalink
I just had a random idea that I think has some merit; I thought I'd share it with you guys. It's beyond the scope of my current coding abilities, but I could see how it might be viable for those with the proper skills. It would seem to me that any phone with a camera and bluetooth might be used as a mouse; it would just need software to interpret the camera output to figure out the relative motion of the phone, emulate a bluetooth mouse, and send the proper coordinate change info. Any of the buttons could easily be used for clicking/scrolling. In addition, you wouldn't need to hold the phone against a table, in fact, that's one of this idea's few shortcomings: it wouldn't work flush against a surface for lack of illumination. The other shortcoming is that the combination of bluetooth, image processing, and slow phone CPU might make it a tad laggy. Thoughts?