Wavey cursor

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Richo
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Wavey cursor

Post by Richo » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:47 pm

I have both a Smartnav (for my RSI problem) and a TrackIR that I occasionally use for gaming.

I have been persisting for a few times now trying to get used to the Smartnav to replace my mouse in order to let my hand rest and heal from damage caused by excessive computer use (Im a CAD designer). The potential for this to be a great solution is certainly there, but I just cant quite get used to the wavey cursor and find myself just grabbing the mouse in frustration.

I have tried some of the tips posted here, adjusting all the settings both in the Smartnav software and the mouse sensitivity in windows. I have found a reasonable setting that i can use, but still cant achieve a precise and non wavey cursor. On top of this I am continually recentering the cursor as it veers off track quite easily.

TrackIR in games seems to be a lot smoother than the Smartnav, perhaps this is due to the 3 points of reference for the IR camera as opposed to one, but the Smartnav doesnt seem to be able to use that.

Please help me get this working properly.

MikeWitham
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Re: Wavey cursor

Post by MikeWitham » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:52 am

Richo,

Would you be able to submit a video of the "wavey cursor" so I can see what the issue is?

Regards,
Mike Witham
TrackIR Product Manager

Richo
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Re: Wavey cursor

Post by Richo » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:14 pm

Dont have any video capturing software, Ill see what I can do though.

MikeWitham
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Re: Wavey cursor

Post by MikeWitham » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:40 am

Richo,

You can use a cell phone to capture the video and PM me for my email address if needed.

Regards,
Mike Witham
TrackIR Product Manager

Richo
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Re: Wavey cursor

Post by Richo » Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:36 pm

Just thought I would post up, I figured out the wavey cursor problem: It was to do with the fact I was using a large screen LCD TV for my monitor, the delay TV's have with input devices was causing the cursor to be wavey. Now using a proper LCD screen and its working relatively well, I dont think I will ever be able to get the same fluency of control I have with a regular mouse though but at least this can keep me working while allowing my hand to rest.

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Re: Wavey cursor

Post by MikeWitham » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:25 am

Richo,

Thank you for the update.

Regards,
Mike Witham
TrackIR Product Manager

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