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Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   2/7/2013 12:35:00 PM
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Cadman-LT, do you mean motion capture gloves, and/or gloves with some kind of motion-capture tape? Like the ShapeTape described here: http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=245683

Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   2/8/2013 4:45:56 PM
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I think I would prefer to be glove/body wear free for my HMIs.

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Cadman-LT   2/12/2013 9:25:38 AM
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Cabe,

 The only postioning of the monitor (besides how far away it is) that I agree with is just slightly lower than your line of sight. So your eyes are not straining to look up. As far as a desk goes....I stopped using desks years ago.....I sit on a couch or lazy boy...make up your own way that makes that work for you....I have! I HATE desks!...lol well, unless I built them 

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Cadman-LT   2/12/2013 9:30:39 AM
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Ann, no. They are just gloves with metal plates in them to help with carpal tunnel. They work pretty well. 

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Cadman-LT   2/12/2013 9:33:23 AM
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Hey Ann, I looked up your article on the tape...that just seems goofy! What now I have to wear a coat whenever I need to use my pc or game console?

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Cadman-LT   2/12/2013 9:58:23 AM
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Ann,

 I just saw a hairbrush made in 1 pass by a 3D printer. So multiple materials....just neat.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   2/12/2013 4:06:00 PM
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Thanks, Cadman-LT. That makes more sense. Regarding the article, the motion-capture tape was used initially for testing the software's accuracy in controlling a virtual robot, as the article states. The next-gen system will use Kinect to control an autonomous robot.

Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   2/14/2013 11:25:42 PM
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At CES 2012 and 2013 I saw a log of those reclining chairs with monitors suspended around them. You lay back like a dentist’s operating chair. Is that good? It seems like it take all the strain off the body, while at the same time making it weak. Reminds me of the chair the “genius” programmer from the movie “Grandma’s Boy” sat in. C

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Jack Rupert, PE   2/25/2013 3:49:01 PM
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Is that what those things are for Ann?  I've seen a number of people using those bands, but I could never figure out what they were used for...and didn't want to seem that nosy by asking.  I'll have to keep that in mind.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   2/25/2013 5:39:13 PM
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Jack, do you mean the compression bands worn below the elbow? Yes, they actually work, at least on my mouse-arm.

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