DGTS: Integrated Typing and Pointing

  • Iman Habib
  • Niklas Berggren
  • Erik Rehn
  • Gustav Josefsson
  • Andreas Kunz
  • Morten Fjeld
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5727)


Capacitive sensing is used in many different fields of application. It has been implemented in such devices as mobile phones and remote controls. However, up until now the physical sensing area has remained limited despite the widespread use of larger input devices such as keyboards. We present DGTS, which seamlessly integrates keyboard typing and cursor pointing. This input device offers multi-finger operation for scrolling and other specialized input commands. The objective of this work is to replace computer mice and touchpads by integrating capacitive sensing into a layer within the keyboard thereby reducing the space required for pointing devices. This paper gives the technical background, shows our contribution, and concludes with initial tests.


Capacitive sensing touchpad multi pointer typing pointing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Iman Habib
    • 1
  • Niklas Berggren
    • 1
  • Erik Rehn
    • 1
  • Gustav Josefsson
    • 1
  • Andreas Kunz
    • 2
  • Morten Fjeld
    • 1
  1. 1.CSE; ETA Lab; t2i Lab, Chalmers THGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.ICVR, ETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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