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Putting MEMS In Handhelds

from the tilt-control dept

There are a number of different things that people are looking to do with MEMS, but putting them into handheld devices didn’t seem like an application near the top of the list. However, it seems there’s a growing interest in doing so, mainly for gaming purposes. The idea is that you can use the MEMS for “tilt” control, so that as you tilt the device, that acts as a form of input. They also think that tilt control can be a useful navigational tool. Trying to scroll through the names in your phone book? Just lift your phone towards you. The more vertical the phone is, the faster the names scroll. Does this mean that maybe we can add an Etch-A-Sketch “delete” feature where we just have to shake our phone or handheld to erase everything?

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