PowerBook Sudden Motion Sensor

via Fabien: nice article on how to use the new embedded AMS sensor of the Powerbook series as an input device for the interface design.

Given that tilting the PowerBook in various directions can be mapped to mouse or keyboard input (say, the arrow keys), one could readily usĀ  this feature for purposes such as:

? Panning across large maps (consider Google Maps: you slightly tilt the PowerBook backwards to go North, tilt it slightly to the left to go East, and so on)

? Vertical and horizontal scrolling in general, say, in a web browser

? Input for games (for example, a flight simulator)


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