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A mechanism to allow user hand gestures to act as an input source for hand held devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021543D
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 22K

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Thomas Patrick Dawson: INVENTOR

Abstract

This invention incorporates a multi axis motion sensor into a hand held device with software to analyze the motion information to create user input and commands to other application software.

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                                                    IPD Case# 50T5640

                                                    Inventor:

                                                    Thomas Patrick Dawson

A mechanism to allow user hand gestures to act as an input source for hand held devices.

Abstract:

This invention incorporates a multi axis motion sensor into a hand held device with software to analyze the motion information to create user input and commands to other application software.

Description:

A hand held device such as a tablet PC or PDA has limited space for user input such as a keyboard and mouse. What is needed is a mechanism to expand the ways in which a consumer can interact with hand held device.

This invention places a multi-axis motion sensor in the hand held device (e.g. PDA or tablet PC). The data from the motion sensor is analyzed to extract gesture information. For example, rotating the device left or right (like an auto steering wheel) could be used as the input to an automobile racing game. A user with another device could "catch" a picture, or even a TV chal1l1el, tossed to him. The receiving used holds up the device in a manner that is interpreted an "catch" (e.g. held up on its side). The sending user makes a "tossing" motion with their unit. The selected item is then sent wirelessly to the user with their device in the "catch" position.

More examples: Watching a video on the hand held device and using the tossing motion to "throw" the video stream to a main video display. The user could tilt the device to alter the screen position of a video PIP display. A quick lift of just t...