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Peer-to-Peer Propagation of Advertising for Wearable Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028485D
Original Publication Date: 2004-May-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-May-17
Document File: 4 page(s) / 136K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This invention transmits advertising images, promotional game pieces, or other images between wearable personal display devices using peer-to-peer transmission of the images, and novel business methods based thereon. The images could be static or animated, and while this disclosure specifically discusses images, the same ideas apply equally well to audio or video clips.

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Peer-to-Peer Propagation of Advertising for Wearable Display

Background and Prior Art

The invention exploits a new category of personal wearable pervasive computing device exemplified by the Nokia Medallion Imageware, which is worn after the manner of jewelry or similar personal adornment, can display images, and has wireless communication capability.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/030925/170/5dukh.html&e=2&ncid=441

Thu Sep 25,11:26 AM ET

A Nokia ( news - web sites ) Medallion I is displayed at the product launch for Nokia Imagewear in Helsinki September 25, 2003. Nokia today unveiled a completely new product group - Nokia Imagewear. The first products in the series are the Nokia medallion I & II and the Nokia Kaleidoscope I. The Nokia Medallions are designed for carrying, wearing and displaying images. The images are transferred wirelessly from a compatible mobile phone via infrared, or from a computer and upload it in an instant via infrared to the wearable display which is worn either around the neck or on the wrist. The Nokia Medallion I stores up to eight still images. The image conceals a backlit timepiece revealed at the touch of a button. When the timepiece is hidden, the Medallion I is backlit with a soft light that slowly fades in and out. REUTERS/LEHTIKUVA /Pekka Sakki

Another example of this type of personal wearable pervasive computing device is a display France Telecom showed last year that is made of woven optical fibers that can be worked in with standard textile fibers to create a garment or backpack or similar textile based conveyances ( IEEE Spectrum, Oct. 2003, Ready to Ware , Diana Marculescu, Radu Marculescu, Sungmee Park and Sundaresan Jayaraman, pp. 28-32).

While not wearable, electronic paper also could be used. The paper could be put in an exterior

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clear pocket of a notebook or the like. From http://www.registerguard.com/news/2003/09/30/b2.bz.paper.0930.html

September 30, 2003

`Electronic paper' in the works

The Associated Press

Scientists have created a new type of ``electronic paper'' that may one day enable books and newspapers to show full-color movies.

Tiny dots packed in columns and rows on the paper can change colors in just one one-hundredth of a second, fast enough that a whole array of these dots could display video images, said Robert Hayes, a scientist at Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

But before the movies can begin, Hayes said researchers need to devise a system to control each dot's rapid changes.

He said the first products are three or four years away, and would probably have only one color at first.

The findings are the latest in a series of developments in producing paper that can change the images it shows.

``You could see this leading to displays everywhere, the sides of trucks with live displays on them - like Times Square but moving,'' Robert Wisnieff, senior manager of IBM...