please answer these question:
1.In what wayis this invention important to human being?
2.In which year was it invented?
3a.Who is the inventor?
b.Can you briefly descrive his/her work?
c.Write down anything else you have found out about him/her that you think is worth writing down.
5.Any change or modification in the product after it is first invented?
6.What else did you learn/feel during your work?
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- michaelLv 71 decade agoBest Answer
In computing, a mouse (plural mice or mouses) functions as a pointing device by detecting two-dimensional motion relative to its supporting surface. Physically, a mouse consists of a small case, held under one of the user's hands, with one or more buttons. It sometimes features other elements, such as "wheels", which allow the user to perform various system-dependent operations, or extra buttons or features can add more control or dimensional input. The mouse's motion typically translates into the motion of a pointer on a display.
The name mouse, coined at the Stanford Research Institute, derives from the resemblance of early models (which had a cord attached to the rear part of the device, suggesting the idea of a tail) to the common eponymous rodent.
The first marketed integrated mouse — shipped as a part of a computer and intended for personal computer navigation — came with the Xerox 8010 Star Information System in 1981.
1.1 Early mice
1.2 Mechanical mice
1.3 Optical mice
1.3.1 Laser mice
1.3.2 Optical versus mechanical mice
1.4 Inertial mice
1.5 3D mice
1.6 Double mouse
1.7 Connectivity and communication protocols
1.7.1 Serial interface and protocol
1.7.2 PS/2 interface and protocol
188.8.131.52 Extensions: IntelliMouse and others
1.7.3 Apple Desktop Bus
1.8 Tactile mice
2.1 Additional buttons
2.3 Button techniques
2.4 Common button operations
3 Mouse speed
5.2 Foot covers
6 Mice in the marketplace
7 Alternative pointing devices
8 Applications of mice in user-interfaces
8.1 One, two or three buttons?
9 Mice in gaming
9.1 First-person shooters
9.1.1 Invert mouse setting
9.1.2 Home consoles
10 See also
13 External links
Early mouse patents. From left to right: Opposing track wheels by Engelbart, Nov. 1970, U.S. Patent 3,541,541 . Ball and wheel by Rider, Sept. 1974, U.S. Patent 3,835,464 . Ball and two rollers with spring by Opocensky, Oct. 1976, U.S. Patent 3,987,685 .
The first computer mouse, held by inventor Douglas Engelbart, showing the wheels that make contact with the working surface
A Smaky mouse, as invented at the EPFL by Jean-Daniel Nicoud and André Guignard.
Douglas Engelbart of the Stanford Research Institute invented the mouse in 1963 after extensive usability testing. Several other experimental pointing-devices developed for Engelbart's oN-Line System (NLS) exploited different body movements — for example, head-mounted devices attached to the chin or nose — but ultimately the mouse won out because of its simplicity and convenience. The first mouse, a bulky device (pictured) used two gear-wheels perpendicular to each other: the rotation of each wheel translated into motion along one axis. Engelbart received patent US3541541 on November 17, 1970 for an "X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System". At the time, Engelbart envisaged that users would hold the mouse continuously in one hand and type on a five-key chord keyset with the other.
Operating a mechanical mouse.
1: moving the mouse turns the ball.
2: X and Y rollers grip the ball and transfer movement.
3: Optical encoding disks include light holes.
4: Infrared LEDs shine through the disks.
5: Sensors gather light pulses to convert to X and Y velocities.
Bill English, builder of Engelbart's original mouse, invented the so-called ball mouse in 1972 while working for Xerox PARC. The ball-mouse replaced the external wheels with a single ball that could rotate in any direction. It came as part of the hardware package of the Xerox Alto computer.