Haptic Mouse Allows You To Feel The Weight Of A Folder

DataBot Mouse from Jan Barth on Vimeo.

It’s called the DataBot Mouse and it makes the files and folders on your computer screen “real.” A small servo-motor inside an optical mouse applies just enough brake to the rolling ball to give you an idea of how “heavy” a file or folder is.

You can also set a custom weight for files, just like the color marking function in MacOSX, to enable you to find important files more easily. A 3rd property makes the mouse “breathe” by opening and closing slightly to indicate how busy that file has been recently.

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