Pedal Powered Computing

Microsoft are investigating foot-pedals for computer control...
14 May 2006


In a step that will see computers become even closer to being an extension of the body, Microsoft Research are now looking into ways to implement foot pedals to help you control your desktop.

At the moment they're looking at which aspects of the mouse and keyboard control of their Microsoft Office package could be best translated to pedal power.

However, whilst this is likely to be welcomed by sufferers of repetitive strain injury affecting the wrist, are we about to see the first cases of ankle RSI caused by over-enthusiastic word-processing?


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