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10-015 - A finger mouse input device for use in operating rooms


Richard D. Bucholz


This invention describes an input device used for controlling medical equipment controlled by a mouse. It comprises an elastic finger cot having an interior portion sized and shaped for selectively retaining an individual’s finger, and includes a light-emitting diode and light sensor mounted on the cot to monitor movement, a transmitter to communicate with the equipment, and a power supply.

Intellectual Property Status

  • U.S. utility patent 8,872,768