Route, Speed, and Acceleration of Your Mouse

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Click once in the black square to start, then move your mouse pointer inside the graphics frame. After a second mouse click or after leaving the graphics frame, you can see the route, speed, or acceleration of the motion. Click "reset" to start a new trial. For the velocity and acceleration, you can adjust the averaging.

Contributed by: Gasper Zadnik (March 2013)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



Averaging calculates the velocity and acceleration from consecutive measurements of your mouse's position, smoothing the resulting plot.

Points are colored in the order shown at the bottom of the plot. At the start, they are red, passing through orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, pink, and back to red.

The symbol stands for the length of the side of the black square, while is the time interval between consecutive measurements of the mouse's position.

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