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1. (WO2017064200) POINTING DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/064200    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2016/074615
Publication Date: Fri Apr 21 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Oct 14 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G06F 3/0338
G05G 9/047
Applicants: ETH ZURICH
Inventors: HÖPFLINGER, Markus
HUTTER, Marco
Title: POINTING DEVICE
Abstract:
The invention relates to a pointing device (1) for controlling an apparatus, wherein the pointing device (1) comprises a chamber (2) comprising a cavity (21), an elastomer (3), which is arranged in the cavity (21) in order to provide a restoring force, and a manipulation member (4) having a manipulation section (41) and an embedded section (42), wherein the manipulation section (41) and the embedded section (42) are positioned along a longitudinal axis (5) of the manipulation member (4), and the embedded section (42) is positioned in the cavity (21) and embedded by the elastomer (3), wherein the elastomer (3) essentially fills the cavity (21). The invention further relates to a method for manufacturing a pointing device (1) according to the present invention and a method for controlling an apparatus by means of a pointing