Control Motion

Kickstick - A short lived invention

This web page describes an attempt to invent and commercialise a hands-free mouse.

In mid-2006 I came up with the idea of building a practical, cheap, hands-free mouse using a pair of 'foot swings'. Unfortunately the invention didn't take off but it was a great experience and I learned a lot.

The Device

After a lot of time and effort I came up with a solid proof-of-concept that I could demonstrate to others. Photos and details of the device and supporting software can be found on the device page.


provisional patent application
competitor table
a previous invention / prior art (see page 5)