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New crowdfunding project: MYCESTRO, THE NEXT GENERATION 3D MOUSE

New crowdfunding project: MYCESTRO, THE NEXT GENERATION 3D MOUSE

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05/07/2014

 
 Mycestro™ is a 3D mouse that fits on the index finger and allows you to control 
 your computer with hand gestures and mouse functions. The idea of the product was conceived byNick Mastandrea,the founder of Innovative Developments,
 
 LLC based in Chardon, the state of Ohio, USA. This project successfully raised its funding goal onKickStarter on March 29, 2013.
 
About the authorNick Mastandrea, Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Director
  Nick has a combination of twenty-five years of experience in product design andengineering for consumer, medical and industrial products. He has been a businessowner since 1999 when he started Great Lakes Engineering & Design, Inc., anengineering consulting firm. Nick has authored/co-authored 16 patents, along withfour provisional patent applications, in the last two years. He received his associatedegree in electrical engineering from the Electronics Technology Institute and thenwent on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering fromCleveland State University.
The story
While flying home from an SIA trade show in Denver, Nick noticed a gentlemanacross the aisle. His laptop barely fit on the seatback tray as he struggled to use atraditional mouse on the limited space of his laptop. Right then, the idea came to Nick 
 – 
 
wouldn’t it be cool if I could control my PC functions just by moving my
finger?The inventor immediately pulled out his project notebook and started drawing
 – 
 and the concept for a wireless, 3-D mouse that fits on your finger was born
 – 
theMycestro.
How does it work 
 
Mycestro is a 3-D mouse, which means it has the ability to track hand motion in3-D space.
 
Mycestro is activated by your thumb. When you’re not touching the Mycestro,
the cursor and cursor function pause until you begin to use it again.
 
 
The touch-sensitive panel initiates cursor movement. To use the Mycestro,simply touch anywhere on the panel. You can control the cursor position bymoving your hand in the direction you want it to go. To make selections, releasethe touch panel and then tap it again on the left, middle or right button section.
 
Range: Mycestro has a range of up to 30 feet.
 
Wireless: Mycestro incorporates Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Protocol, making itcompatible with Bluetooth Smart Ready devices. Android devices should beavailable by the end of the year.Comfortable enough for typingTouch sensitive

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