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System for displaying alerts or information in an augmented reality systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000189647D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Nov-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Nov-13
Document File: 1 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The proposal describes a system for the effective display of alerts or information. This would utilise displays in the peripheral vision of the user of an eyewear based augmented reality system.

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System for displaying alerts or information in an augmented reality systems

Augmented reality (AR) systems are designed to overlay on a display information about the surroundings. As an example, when a person is by a bus stop it would display information on which buses stop and when the next bus should arrive. Many of these AR systems currently make use of an external device, similar to a tablet PC. Advancements are being made to have augmented reality systems integrated with eyewear, such as glasses, or sunglasses. These contain a transparent display which shows information overlaid over the background.

    Some idea of future directions are shown here: http://gamesalfresco.com/2008/04/16/10-best-augmented-reality-devices-that-will-rei nvent-mobile-video-games/

    It is likely that such systems will in the future include alert capabilities, to notify the wearer that a bus is about to arrive, that their phone is ringing or so on. These alerts are likely to appear in the persons field of view, which could be dangerous.

    This proposal describes the application of concepts described in [1] to the domain of eyewear-based AR systems. In particular it describes a number of additional concepts and extension to the base concept described in this paper. The proposal describes a system for the effective display of alerts or information in eyewear-based AR systems. This would utilise displays in the peripheral vision of the user of an eyewear based AR system.

    Humans are very good at perceiving movement in their peripheral vision. Exploiting these innate characteristics of human vision can assist with presenting changing information to the user, without taking focus away from what is in the centre of view. In this manner, an eyewear (glasses or contact lens) based AR system could produce alerts in the peripheral vision which would indic...