ThumbTec: A New Handheld Input Device

Zaborowski, Philippe S.

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper describes ThumbTEC, a novel general purposeinput device for the thumb or finger that is useful in a widevariety of applications from music to text entry. The device i smade up of three switches in a row and one miniature joystickon top of the middle switch. The combination of joystickdirection and switch(es) controls what note or alphanumericcharacter is selected by the finger. Several applications aredetailed.