This publication describes systems and techniques for navigating user interfaces by moving or tapping a computing device (e.g., a smart phone, a computerized watch, computerized eyewear, laptop computer, or any other wearable or non-wearable mobile computing device). The computing device may include motion sensors (e.g., gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, etc.) and/or pressure sensors (e.g., strain gauges, barometric sensors, switches, pressure plates, capacitive sensors, resistive sensors, etc.). Such sensors may detect tapping on the computing device and/or rotation of the computing device and provide the sensor data to the computing device. Using the data generated by one or more of these sensors, the computing device may determine that a user of the computing device is navigating a user interface displayed by the computing device and may move a cursor or other navigational element to different selectable user interface elements (e.g., buttons, links, text input fields, radio buttons, checkboxes, images, etc.) or may move the cursor within an editable region (e.g., a text edit region of the user interface).
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Lee, Yun Sun; Brantingham, Luke; Murugan, Kavinaath; Bentz, Mike; and Kandibanda, Aaditya, "NAVIGATING USER INTERFACES ON A MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE", Technical Disclosure Commons, (November 18, 2021)