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AirHead: A Hands-Free Wireless Video Viewing System for Residential Use

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022228D
Publication Date: 2004-Mar-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

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Related People

Behram Mario Dacosta: INVENTOR

Abstract

A wireless headset and base station is described for viewing audio-visual signals transmitted from a base in the home. The headset uses a monocular head-mounted display and 802.11 wireless technology.

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Title:

AirHead: A Hands-Free Wireless Video Viewing System for Residential Use

Abstract:

A wireless headset and base station is described for viewing audio-visual signals transmitted from a base in the home. The headset uses a monocular head-mounted display and 802.11 wireless technology.

Inventor:

Behram Mario Dacosta

Invention Disclosure Data Sheet:

Problem addressed

The problem is that video that is viewed on the TV in the home is not mobile within the home i.e. the video can only be viewed while facing the TV, and not while reading a magazine, working in the garden, cooking, etc.

Viewing Television and Cable programs is often a background task to people, something that is done while reading, or taking care of children, or working on a project, or doing housework, etc. However, while it is often possible to still hear the audio of a program while not facing the TV and while being mobile in the home and performing other tasks, it is not always possible to see the video.

In addition, some A/V programming is specifically meant to be viewed while performing some other task, such as cooking classes on TV. Viewing such programming while performing the tasks being described is not convenient.

Previous Solutions

(None known)