setting pointer location

Bill Vlahos bvlahos at mac.com
Sun Dec 29 12:13:00 CST 2002


Here is an altogether different approach to solving the original 
measured response problem. Use a different input method.

I don't know if this program is for general distribution or for a 
specific center. You could either use a touchscreen or trackpad with a 
template. Trackpads cost less than $100 and it is easy to create an 
overlay for them with your 4, 5 or 6 responses. All you would have to 
do is create giant buttons on the screen for the choices and let the 
hardware handle the response times. There are companies which sell 
monitors with integrated touchscreens which work fine for both Mac and 
Windows computers.

There are also a number of laptops now on the market which include 
touchscreens. This is a case where it would be nice if Rev supported 
Palm or WinCE devices as well. I'm not a big fan of Palms and I really 
don't like Windows CE at all but I was a big fan of Newtons. Has anyone 
tried Rev applications with one of the Linux based PDA's? If so, then 
this might be an easy way to get something out quickly and for very 
little money.

If you are really worried about the measuring the response times, I 
think these might be better solutions than mucking about with the 
standard UI expectations.

Bill Vlahos




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