Laser pointer as a mouse

Toshiharu Wada, Masanobu Takahashi, Keiichiro Kagawa, Jun Ohta

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Our goal is to realize a system where a laser pointer can be used like a mouse. Such a system realizes more smooth operativity in presentations as well as some human-computer interaction applications such as games. We realized a function to automatically move the mouse cursor to the laser spot on a screen. Restriction on illumination environment was improved using a frequency-demodulation CMOS image sensor. Methods to realize a spot detection and information transmission such as a mouse click without using a synchronous signal were proposed and verified by the experiments. Such asynchronous operations make a signal line to a laser pointer unnecessary.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSICE Annual Conference, SICE 2007
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
EventSICE(Society of Instrument and Control Engineers)Annual Conference, SICE 2007 - Takamatsu, Japan
Duration: 2007 Sep 172007 Sep 20

Publication series

NameProceedings of the SICE Annual Conference


ConferenceSICE(Society of Instrument and Control Engineers)Annual Conference, SICE 2007


  • Frequency-demodulation
  • Human interface
  • Laser pointer
  • Presentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Wada, T., Takahashi, M., Kagawa, K., & Ohta, J. (2007). Laser pointer as a mouse. In SICE Annual Conference, SICE 2007 (pp. 369-372). [4421010] (Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference).