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Published on Jul 22, 2009
Short History: - Originally designed for Wearable Computers with HMD's - Provisional Patent Issued, 2001. - Main Conference Poster, Int. Syposium on Wearable Computers, Seattle, 2002. - Second Place, Artur Fischer Inventor Award, Germany, 2003 - Invitation to Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, 2004. Benchmark against SCURRY. Other mappings for broader application range, including gaming, suggested. - Various Published Papers (IFAWC '04, IEEE Virtual Reality '04, VRST '05) - US Patent Granted, 2005 (US.Pat #6,670,894 B2) - Numerous similar patents issued since then, featuring similar contact location but different mapping, see for example, Peregrine Gaming Glove by Baier (US Pat #7,498,956 B2, filed 2006, issued 2009)
Description: This clip shows the third generation KITTY (Keyboard-Independent Touch-Typing) system. Although originally intended for use with head-mounted displays in wearable computing systems; today's applications of the KITTY system remain limited to niche markets such as: 1) in speech-synthesized communication devices for speech-impaired allowing a more natural interaction with others and 2) in game-based touch-typing tutors allowing beginners to learn touch-typing without being confined to a desk. Reduced-functionality KITTY-like systems have found applications as ergonomic minimally-invasive electronic controllers/devices in the active-wear industry (www.ergo-electronics.com).