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Mutation - Point Stick / Point Stick Keyboard

Mutation - Point Stick

Ted Selker(1984) fond that typist needs a relatively long 0.75 sec to shift the hand from the keyboard to the mouse, and comparable time to shift back. Therefore, Selker built a model of a device that would minimize this time., it was point stick.

Point stick has not changed a lot since invention. It still has not had the function of scroll, swipe and etc. like touchpad and mouse.

Point stick is a modifier key, when user touch the point stick, the microcontroller inside the keyboard sends a scancode for changing the original function of other simultaneous key-presses.


National Taipei University

National Taipei University
of Technology
Taipei, Taiwan

Hung Chia Hao,
National Taipei University of Technology

Yu Ting Han,
National Taipei University of Technology