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  Computer mice may have squeaked their last
Updated 22 January 2002, 16.33
Gloves could spell the end of mice
Using a computer mouse to control your computer may soon be a thing of the past after scientists revealed a new gadget.

It's a special glove that lets you tell your computer what to do to just by moving your hands and fingers.

Much better than old designs

Called the P5, the glove is made by a company called Essential Reality and will cost between 90 and 104 in America.

Using gloves to control computers is an old idea, but when they have been built in the past they have been big and not very good.

Essential Reality vice-president David Devor
Essential Reality vice-president David Devor
The new design is much lighter, more accurate and the makers are hoping it will be able to work with PCs and top consoles like PS2s and Xboxes.

The company is also hoping the new glove will be useful outside the games industry, suggesting it might be useful to computer animators, doctors and even soldiers.s.

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