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Method and System for Visual Acquity Recognition

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000197930D
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 19K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system for visual acquity recognition. The method monitors user’s facial distance from a screen and measures frequency and duration of squinting, particularly when dealing with parse-able interactive applications.

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Method and System for Visual Acquity Recognition

A method and system for visual acquity recognition is disclosed. In this method, user's facial distance from a screen is monitored and frequency and duration of squinting, particularly while dealing with parse-able interactive applications for example, filling out a web form are measured. Thereafter, these measurements are used to determine the visual health of the user. These measurements are also compared with similar findings over time.

The method involves measuring frequency and duration of time periods when users squint. Thereafter, distance of a user's face to a screen over time is measured using proximity devices. These proximity devices track these behaviors of the user relative to different applications. Subsequently, the method simulates an eye test unobtrusively using these measurements in conjunction with perceived results of the user dealing with daily applications. The eye test is performed with varying font sizes, color backgrounds, etc, of applications that can be parsed and understood. For example, squinting metrics and facial distance when filling out a random web application to create and account or buy something on the internet is measured.

Once, visual difficulty is detected for particular applications screen resolution, font size, or color/contrast can be changed when these applications are used. The system disclosed herein continuously monitors the user's posture or facial changes after appli...