Myers Displays PDA Invention at Microsoft Research Fair


July 30, 2003

Brad Myers, Associate Research Professor of the Human Computer Interaction Institute, exhibited his project that uses personal digital assistants (PDAs) synchronously with PCs at Seattle's Microsoft research fair, reported the Seattle Times. One of dozens of inventions on display for hundreds of university faculty visiting the company, Myers' work is also part of the GM Collaborative Research Lab @ Carnegie Mellon University.

Some applications of the research include:

  • Replacing remote controls for different machines with one device, such as a cellphone or a personal digital assistant, which could receive your commands.
  • Entering your destination floor into a cellphone instead of pushing an elevator button.
  • Programming a copy machine to sort and staple from your Pocket PC.


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