Post by Skybuck Flying
There is always a chance that one might become sick
or hurt or something and needs to stay in bed for a while.
Thus I am wondering what other kind of PC would be best
for in bed ?
What about using a projector for the video output. You could project the
screen image on any wall, or the ceiling, depending on what is most comfy.
Use a wireless keyboard and/or mouse. I think there is something that can be
used with one hand, or even with head, eye, and mouth movements, or voice
recognition, for various physical disabilities.
I kinda like this idea of using a projector, to project something onto my
I do wonder what the quality of it would be. I hope it won't be too vague or
I was wondering about maybe attaching a tablet to a wall. But that seems a
bit clumsy and limited to just one position.
Maybe with a projector it could turn with me depending on what side I lay.
If it was a projector which could turn that would be cool/awesome I think...
Though then again I wonder about the angle it needs to project...
Since the walls and ceiling "walk away" from me, so there is some
perspective issue there.
Maybe the projector could compensate for that and project the far away
visualizations in such a way that the scale up, to give an impression
of a virtual screen with all visuals equal in size. I do think this would
upset the brain a little bit and make it dizzy but that probably needs to
getting used to.. or maybe not...
I guess it probably feels like staring at the blue sky... after a while you
loose a sense of direction ;) :)
2. Wraps around fingers or keyboard in the air.
I also like the idea of some kind of "virtual keyboard" or maybe some kind
of "kinect" device... or some kind of reader which simply reads my finger
positions and uses it to generate key presses.
Maybe putting straps around my fingers, or maybe simply putting on some
thing glove which registrates my finger movements could also be nice... it
should have some sweat/air-gaps here and there though
so my hands don't get all wet and steamy and sweaty ;) :)
This way I don't have to have an extra clunky keyboard on the bed which
would take up space, and might break or fall down, or put extra weight on me
which could hurt or be inconvenient... and also prevents
me from having to hold it up, or move my body/arms/hands into strange
So some kind of keyboard which simply fits around my hands, or reads me from
the "sky/air" would be nice/great.
It also perhaps also sense my slight arm movements as a replacement for
mouse movement functionality.
Post by Skybuck Flying
I am hoping to get better soon, that would be for the best.
Hope you get better soon. I may be having hip, knee, and back operations in
the near future, and a compatible computer will be a high priority. I have
an Archos 7 Internet tablet that is a nice size and is OK for many things,
but probably not serious applications for my work as an electronics design
engineer. I like the games, but I'm happy with solitaire, finger pool,
finger bowling, tetris, and such. I'm not into high-end gaming like you :)
I would like to use it for programming at the very least, I miss it the most
Without a nice computer in bed, my nice algorithm and application ideas and
such will just stay in my head forever, wondering what could have been...
that kind sux...
I want certain things to be completed at the very least ! LOL ;)
Fortunately for me I seem to be getting better. I have 80% chance of
recovering/healing without requiring an operation. It will take about 60
days to know for sure.
I am feeling much better as I type this and from today I think I can sit
much longer behind my desktop PC then I could in the last previous 30 days
or so. The last 30 days I could only sit 30 minutes behind PC before pain
became to great. I spent most time behind PC googling for medical stuff...
so not much time for anything else. I am glad my PC was working so I could
look into things... that eased my mind a little bit... I also got a little
worry/scare here and there... but that was a bit exagerated by people trying
to scare for MRI scans and stuff like that :) though they did have some
valid points with the metal stuff ;) :) Noise was much less then I expected,
thank god for that, ear plugs in and headphone and I was good to go... it
was a bit hot/steamy in there but I could take it... eyes closed and
counting down ;) :) For anybody wanting to go into MRI and play music my
advice would be: take some relaxing music with you into the MRI scan... like
beach music, or vacation music... think of nice things if you want like
beach or waterfall and have a nice sleep inside it ;) :) or just do as I did
count down the time it takes for the scan to complete ;)
(I created a rock/techno music cd but they didn’t have a cd player, in hind
sight I am glad they didn't, that music would have may it unbearable/nervous
I think... so I got lucky ;) :))
Hmm.. I would not be happy with boring little games like that but ok... if
one had to be in bed for a long time then I guess anything will put a smile
to the face eventually ;) :)
Thanks for your posting, you have given me some extra/more to consider ! ;)
Let's go on about the projector thing a bit more.
I also kinda like the idea of wireless communication with the desktop PC or
whatever powers it... this way the noise can be kept in another room, and it
could still be a powerfull PC.
However I do like keeping on eye on my equipment when I use/run it... just
to see what it is doing, like harddrive activity perhaps, and also being
sure the house/apperement is not burning down ;) :)
So this seem a nice idea for a "quiet pc" for bed room. I am also a tiny
little bit worried about electricity, and body fluids and sweat and ground
wire that might be missing... then again in my living room, where there is
also no ground wire, so far everything went ok.
One possibility is heat generated by projector or pc, that could be
troublesome in summer time, otherwise it could be vented out by a small
window being open in bedroom.
Projectors sound like the use light... and light generates a lot of heat..
so I am getting second thoughts about the whole projector idea... maybe it
is "too hot" ?! ;|
Hanging something on the ceiling is also not a good idea in case it falls
down, or earthquake or something like that ;) Reminds me of hotels with big
mirrors above bed ! ;) :)
Perhaps some comfortable glasses with a tiny little projector inside it is
best from a power usage perspective.
Something just popped into my mind:
3. "Google glasses".
I think google is working on some kind of "augmented reality" glasses.
Perhaps those could be used and attached to a PC or so...
Pretty cool/interesting idea ;)
Those gloves probably also already exist somewhere... hmmm...
Reminds me of nintendo gun... it could shoot ducks ;) :)... would be funny
if ducks can be shot with google glasses ;)
Maybe the glasses can contain a little camera which can register the finger
movements and use it as input...
Then all the user has to do is type into the air.
This still requires some energy to lift the arms and fingers... especially
the arms will be heavy/power eating...
User would need to look down onto stomach where fingers/arms would be...
this would hurt user's neck...
Glove seems better option but requires more hardware.
User could start with google glasses and move onto glove later on for more
comfort if user likes glasses.
But best would be an all-in-one package to be done in one go ;) :)
Otherwise user might not want to go through hassle of ordering a second item
later on ;)
It would be cool if little computer in glasses but probably too little
space, and glasses could go kaputt.
Probably saver to store in a little silent low power low heat PC and use
maybe wireless signal or even wire signal to PC.
To safeguard data in PC, wire to google glasses should pop out when user
walks away or whatever to prevent pulling on PC and damaging cables/plugs.
Google glasses should be flexible and bend with head and give way when head
lays on pillow.
I like this idea a lot... I think I will investigate it a bit more to see
what can be done with todays technology.