Mouse Augmentation Using a Malleable Mouse Pad

  • Takuro KuribaraEmail author
  • Buntarou Shizuki
  • Jiro Tanaka
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9170)


We present mouse augmentation that uses a malleable mouse pad, which is named “Sinkpad”. Sinkpad augments mouse functionalities by allowing a user to sink the mouse into the pad and tilt the mouse on the pad. In addition, the user is provided with haptic feedback via the mouse on the pad. Sinkpad allows the user to perform: sink, tilt, and sink+move actions. This paper describes Sinkpad, its applications, and its evaluation.


Input device Hybrid interaction device Interaction technique Malleable surface Haptic feedback Window management Overlapping windows 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takuro Kuribara
    • 1
    Email author
  • Buntarou Shizuki
    • 1
  • Jiro Tanaka
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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