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Displaying Resize and Re-Resolution Automatically Based on User Present Distance

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049990D
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 139K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method that automatically resizes and displays a new resolution for content onscreen, based on the distance between the user and the monitor. Benefits include improving the readability of onscreen content.

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Displaying Resize and Re-Resolution Automatically Based on User Present Distance

Disclosed is a method that automatically resizes and displays a new resolution for content onscreen, based on the distance between the user and the monitor. Benefits include improving the readability of onscreen content.

Background

Currently, users must manually select display properties to change the size and resolution of content displayed on a computer monitor.

General Description

The disclosed method automatically resizes and displays a new resolution for content onscreen, based on the distance between the user and the monitor (see Figure 1). The distance between the user and the monitor can be detected and measured by different technologies (e.g. IR, ultrasound, camera, etc.) Once the measurement is completed, the software application provides the information to the display driver to resize or change the resolution, based on pre-defined user settings. This will enhance the user’s reading experience.

Advantages

The disclosed method enables users to be further away from the monitor and still able to read the screen content easily. The disclosed method automatically changes font sizes, pictures, windows sizes, and color depth, based on the user distance detected. The software algorithm builds in hysteresis to smooth the screen sizing transition.

Fig. 1

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