Airway Cursor: A Pointing Technique Based on Direction of Mouse Movement Towards a Targets

  • Tomohiro NakatsujiEmail author
  • Keiko Yamamoto
  • Itaru Kuramoto
  • Yoshihiro Tsujino
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9169)


In conventional pointing cursor environments, selecting a small object or an object that is at a distance from the cursor takes a considerable amount of time. To solve this problem, we propose a new pointing technique called “Airway Cursor.” In the proposed technique, to select a target object, all users need to do is to specify the direction toward the target object. To specify the direction, the user simply moves the cursor a little toward the target object and then clicks. If there are multiple objects between the cursor and the target object, the user can select the target object by carrying out this operation on the intervening non-target objects until the target object is reached. This technique reduces the time to select an object by shortening the distance the mouse has to move.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomohiro Nakatsuji
    • 1
    Email author
  • Keiko Yamamoto
    • 1
  • Itaru Kuramoto
    • 1
  • Yoshihiro Tsujino
    • 1
  1. 1.Kyoto Institute of TechnologyKyotoJapan

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