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joystick

A pivoting electronic input device, used in assistive technology to register side-to-side, forward and backward, and diagonal movements, so that these can be processed. The stick may also include preprogrammed buttons that, when depressed, activate specific electronic commands or mechanical outputs.
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Two strategies for controlling two DOFs were tested: one using a traditional FSR/rocker potentiometer setup and the other using a two-axis joystick.
While the principal applications of the EMF Joystick are in the training and simulation markets encompassing the aerospace and heavy equipment industries, future applications include video arcade entertainment, robotics, manufacturing assembly and medical simulators.
Features include up to three dual-axis joysticks or seven level masters, auxiliary toggles, and a three-position selector switch.
To steer the car, the driver moves the joysticks to the left or right while acceleration and braking is controlled by forward or backward movements.
Benefits include faster reaction times in emergencies and less danger to the driver in a crash, says Ulrich Hipp, the head of the project Joysticks shave 0.2 seconds off the time needed to apply the brakes compared to a pedal, shortening stopping distance nine feet at 30 mph.
Most games can be controlled by the keyboard but the serious player will want to use either a joystick or a gamepad - or both.
STD Holdings is a Hong Kong-based international manufacturer and marketer of multimedia and computer accessories, including video game joysticks, controllers, accessories and computer speakers sold under the Interact and Performance brand names.
"The Golden Joysticks have been bigger and better than ever, a fitting tribute to a games industry in rude health.
Other operator ergonomic improvements include increased size of windows and door for improved visibility, increased operator space envelope, best-in-class pressurized cab, greater availability of seat adjustments, improved engine mounting to reduce noise and vibration, and joysticks that move with the seat on models with Selectable Joystick Controls.