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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-02-2006, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/ptech/0....ap/index.html



REDMOND, Washington (AP) -- Ever feel like you're not making good enough use of your feet when you're catching up on your e-mail or sorting through all those digital pictures you took on that last vacation?

Computer scientists in Microsoft Corp.'s research division have developed a color-coded "dance pad" with buttons you can tap with your feet -- or jump on -- to scroll through electronic files.

"StepMail" may never make it to store shelves, but that's no concern to Microsoft, which spends billions of dollars a year researching far-out technologies without worrying about whether the gizmos will ever make it to store shelves.

Every year, the software giant holds an internal trade show where hundreds of researchers show off their work.

On Tuesday, Microsoft Research offered a sneak peek at its "Step User Interface" technology, one of more than 150 concepts that will be featured at its two-day TechFest beginning Wednesday.

"This is just one off-the-shelf piece of hardware we can use," A.J. Brush, the lead researcher on the project, said after demonstrating the technology.

"Now we're looking at broadening, thinking about accelerometers or other things you could strap onto your feet so you really could be just sitting at your desk and kicking your e-mail away under the desk."

Asked if he could envision any truly practical uses for such technology, Kevin Schofield, general manager of strategy at Microsoft Research, paused, then enthusiastically said: "I can envision a lot of things!"






check out the pics in the link! lol the only thing thats is good for is for the porn freaks


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are you serious? I already feel a little lightheaded from having to click all fucking day, now you want me to get up and step on squares just to check my email? pleeeease... now I will never get any work done... :P


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DDR at work... nice!


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" what are you doing Bob? " " im checking my email"

" no your not, stop dancing you freak"


hey it could be a way for people to lose weight!...lol


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this is funny as hell, I can see an infomercial on late at night with the blonde in spandex dancing on squares while listening to some 90's cheesy dance music looking at pictures of her vacation and fan mail lol. I get so many emails at work, I'll have to claim carpal tunnel in my foot lol.

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