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A wand is a bit like an electronic conductor?s baton. Held in the hands and whisked about in the air, it controls the simulation spread out before and around the person waving it. Sometimes it is called a magic wand, or a ?D mouse, because that is what it is ? a mouse that operates in the air, and on all three axis. It fits in the hand, it has buttons to click in ergonomic places, and sometimes even has a trackwheel.

Itdetects up, down, left, right, forwards, backwards, pitch, yaw and roll in terms of movement. A full six degrees of freedom. Sometimes wands even have accelerometers in them, to detect velocity changes as well as positional updates.

See Also: 3D Mouse, Magic Wand

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VR Interfaces: Gyration Air Mouse
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.


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Newly released patent applications from Microsoft have sparked speculation that it is to unveil a Wii remote rival at the E3 expo in Los Angeles.

An application was filed in 2007 for a motion controller, dubbed Magic Wand, th...

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But those days could soon be past with "silent sounds", a new techno...

Nintendo laid out videogame offerings that build on the winning momentum of its popular Wii consoles and DS handheld devices.

The Japanese videogame star touted a host of homemade and third-party titles it hopes will appeal t...

Motion controls and social gaming were the hot topics at this week's Game Developers Conference, the annual convention of game designers, programmers and executives.

Sony shook up the conference with a splashy introduction o...

LOS ANGELES ? NTT Cyber Solutions Laboratories will demonstrate a new approach to perception technology at the Siggraph 2004 Conference and Expo this week that untethers the virtual-reality experience from gloves and wires.