Using a 2D input device in a 3D environment is cumbersome and unnatural. To remedy this
Sandio has developed the 3DEasy 3D Input Technology. This technology enables users to move and
rotate about the x, y, and z axes in an intuitive manner. Objects or camera movement onscreen
can be controlled by finger gestures closely resembling the desired motions.
The Technology - Enable 3D functions on your existing 2D input devices!
Sandio Technologies is a 3D input technologies solutions provider. Our objective is to
support our clients through the process equipping their 2D-enabled devices (such as mice,
keyboards, joysticks...etc) with 3D capabilities. Sandio's 3D input chip enables these 2D
devices to experience transition and rotation along the x, y and z axes. The device can now
access both 2D and 3D functions, allowing for six degrees of freedom (6DOF) operations.
At CES 2007 show in Las Vegas, Sandio launched its first product, the 3D Game O', a six degrees
of freedom gaming mouse, to showcase this technology. With this mouse
gamers enjoy a significant advantage as it allows them to navigate a
3D landscape using the mouse alone, freeing the other hand completely.
Alternatively gamers who prefer using the keyboard to navigate can assign
hot keys to any of the 16 mouse buttons and switches.
3D Game O’ has generated much interest from the medical, automotive,
aerospace, and military sectors as well as the gaming industry. In response
to an overwhelming number of requests from all of these areas Sandio
will begin supporting a wide variety of CAD and other applications in
3D Game O’ already supports other widely used 3D applications allowing
users to fly effortlessly through Google Earth or deftly create and
manipulate objects in Google SketchUp. The popularity and widespread
use of these applications show 3D is no longer only the realm of gamers,
engineers, and artists but is useful to everyone. All computer users
will soon realize a mouse limited to only two dimensions is insufficient
for manipulating 3D applications.
help enable all 2D input devices with 3D capability Sandio developed
a 3D input chip called the 3DEasy. This can be used by other device
manufacturers to enhance their current 2D devices. Sandio is working
with peripheral manufacturers in the United States and Japan to develop
and sell 3D mice under many brand names utilizing Sandio’s patented
in San Jose, California, Sandio was founded in 2004. In order to take
advantage of globalization, Sandio has additional offices in Taiwan
and China responsible for international orders and development and manufacturing
respectively. Sandio owns patents granted in 1994, 1998, 2001, and 2003
in both the United States and Japan. Sandio also has patents pending
in the United States, Europe, Taiwan, and China.
President and CEO
James Hsieh, co-founder of Sandio Technology Corporation, has over 25 years
experience in the IT industry. This includes 19 years experience with Hewlett-Packard
where he served as marketing manager at the country, regional and worldwide levels.
He was assigned to participate in creating the first software division in China in
the mid 1990s. He has an MS degree in Computer Science from San Jose States University
and a BBA degree with a concentration in marketing from Fu-Jen University. James is
based in San Jose, California.
Taizo Yasutake, co-founder of Sandio Technology
Corporation, is the inventor of 3Deasy Input Technology. He has 25 years of R&D experience in the
field of systems control and computer-human interface design applied to aeronautical systems and
industrial plants. Taizo has a BS degree in Nuclear Engineering from Hokkaido University and an
MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Davis. Taizo is based in
San Jose, California.
Warren Chu, co-founder of Sandio Technology Corporation, is the general manager.
Warren has more than 25 years experience in manufacturing and international trading
and has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ta-Tung University and studied in
University of North Dakota. Warren is based in Taiwan and travels to China regularly.