Mouse 2.0 Research Becomes a Reality with Microsoft's New Touch Mouse
During the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show, Microsoft unveiled Touch Mouse, a new multi-touch device designed exclusively for Windows 7 that enables users to click, flick, scroll, and swipe, making it easier and more fun to interact with a PC. Touch Mouse combines the virtues of a traditional mouse with the rich natural language of gesture.
Touch Mouse began in 2009 as part of a research project called “Mouse 2.0,” conducted by Microsoft Research and Microsoft's Applied Sciences Group. The results of that research were presented in 2009 during the Association for Computing Machinery's Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, garnering a best-paper award.