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Motion-sensing tech gives keyboards the wobbles

BT is trialling a motion-sensing technology for use with mobile devices such as tablet PCs and laptops that means users won't need a keyboard or mouse.

The system is essentially a small adaptor that connects to a mobile device via the USB port, and allows the user to manipulate menus and applications simply by moving or tilting their machine.

The BT Balance technology has been developed at the company's research and venturing labs at Adastral Park in Ipswich and is currently being field tested.

It uses an accelerometer chip - similar to that found in the Nintendo Wii console - allowing users to control various applications simply by tilting the screen.

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