|Movea´s Gyration Air Mouse is essentially an updated wand, or 3D pointer.
It is hopefully the first of a new breed that works just as well in 2D on the
desk, as it does bneing waved about in 3D in the air.
It woks by sensing motion same as all wands, and pressure sensors detect when
it is up against a surface, converting it from 3D into 2D mode, to be used like
an ordinary mouse. Then, it uses a laser sensor to track its progress against
the surface, the same as an optical mouse, When held in the hand, precision
motion sensors guarantee accurate responses to natural hand movements. A simple
wrist flick serves as a command button for example, making it possible to control
presentations with body language, or use unconscious interest to affect your
viewing habits in immersive data.
Wireless, the mouse broadcasts a radio signal which can be detected up to 100
feet (30 metres) away, making it ideal for large space VR interfaces. Using
a frequency of 2.4 Ghz, the radio method completely eliminates LoS issues, and
operates at a frequency separate to wireless connectivity protocols, so it will
One significant downside is the mouse is solely Windows compatible, rendering
its operation moot for larger VR setups.