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System and method based on user's glance for switching one couple of keyboard and mouse between computers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019830D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Oct-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 14K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a system and method based on user's glance for switching one couple of keyboard and mouse between computers

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System and method based on user's glance for switching one couple

of keyboard and mouse between computers

Disclosed is a system and method based on user's glance for switching one couple of keyboard and mouse between computers.

    The system and related method offer a general and generic solution for having multiple computers with their specific display active and only one couple of keyboard and mouse to use all of them.

    The switching method and device allow the detection of the user's glance on a screen to assign the single couple of mouse and / keyboard, to the computer to which the screen belongs.

    At initialization, the switching device is detecting computers that could have access to the couple of keyboard and mouse group. Then, according to the switching method and device, the couple of keyboard and mouse is connected to the machine to which the user is looking.

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    The figure is a generic view of the switching device, to which all the computers are connected, as well as the keyboard and the mouse. The glance of the user is detected by the computer, via its associated video camera,

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and a standard glance detection tool, e.g., a software running on the computer. Following the detection, the computer sends a request to the switching device for obtaining the keyboard and the mouse.

    In a preferred embofiment, a coefficient characteri...