Apparatus and method for determining selection of touchable items on a computer touchscreen by an imprecise touch

  • US 6,259,436 B1
  • Filed: 12/22/1998
  • Issued: 07/10/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/22/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of determining which touchable item depicted on a computer touchscreen to select for an imprecise touch, comprising the following steps:

  • (a) identifying all potentially selected touchable items for said imprecise touch;

    (b) calculating a probability of intended selection for each said potentially selected touchable item;

    (c) comparing the calculated probability of intended selection for each said potentially selected touchable item; and

    (d) determining whether the potentially selected touchable item having the greatest calculated probability of intended selection is greater than the calculated probability of intended selection for the other potentially selected touchable items by a predetermined amount.

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