Method and apparatus for controlling a computer system

  • US 7,679,604 B2
  • Filed: 07/31/2006
  • Issued: 03/16/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/29/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for controlling a computer device, the method comprising:

  • sensing an initial motion of said computer device in an initial direction, wherein the initial motion meets or exceeds an initial motion threshold;

    sensing a complementary motion of said computer device in a reverse direction to the initial direction, wherein the complementary motion meets or exceeds a complementary motion threshold; and

    generating at least one control signal configured to modify an operating state of the device or content being displayed by the device;

    wherein sensing the initial motion and sensing the complementary motion occur before the generating the at least one control signal; and

    wherein the initial or complementary motions comprise motion in one or more of at least six fields of motion including lateral x, y, or z motion or rotational x, y, or z motion.

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