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Tek Interface Application for Smartphones

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200566D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Oct-19
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Oct-26
Document File: 1 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

Siemens

Related People

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Abstract

Currently, users of hearing aids pair their external devices (e.g. portable media player, television, mobile phones, etc.) to the Tek wireless enhancement system (Tek: product of Siemens AG) either directly through Bluetooth technology or by hard-wire hook-up to the provided Tek wireless transmitter, which converts the hard signal into a Bluetooth signal and streams to the Tek wireless remote control. Another option for the user is to hook up the hard-wire directly to the Tek wireless remote control, which then communicates to the hearing instruments. The Tek wireless enhancement system converts incoming Bluetooth or hard-wire signals into an electro-magnetic signal that is transmitted to a wireless antenna in the hearing instrument(s) thus allowing users to listen to external devices directly through their hearing instruments. Users must currently operate the functionality of the Tek wireless enhancement system by manipulating the controls on the Tek wireless remote control. This control allows the user to change programs in the hearing instrument, raise or lower the volume, answer phone calls, etc

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Tek Interface Application for Smartphones

Idea: John Ward Gallagher, US-Piscataway, New Jersey; Amit Vaze, US-Piscataway, New Jersey

Currently, users of hearing aids pair their external devices (e.g. portable media player, television, mobile phones, etc.) to the Tek wireless enhancement system (Tek: product of Siemens AG) either directly through Bluetooth technology or by hard-wire hook-up to the provided Tek wireless transmitter, which converts the hard signal into a Bluetooth signal and streams to the Tek wireless remote control. Another option for the user is to hook up the hard-wire directly to the Tek wireless remote control, which then communicates to the hearing instruments. The Tek wireless enhancement system converts incoming Bluetooth or hard-wire signals into an electro-magnetic signal that is transmitted to a wireless antenna in the hearing instrument(s) thus allowing users to listen to external devices directly through their hearing instruments. Users must currently operate the functionality of the Tek wireless enhancement system by manipulating the controls on the Tek wireless remote control. This control allows the user to change programs in the hearing instrument, raise or lower the volume, answer phone calls, etc

The novel idea is to create an application to be downloaded for smartphone users that will allow controlling the of Tek wireless enhancement system via their smartphones. This is a program that allows the user to control all current functionality of the Tek wireless enhancement system directly through their smartphone using Bluetooth technology to communicate between the items.

Users can download an application to their smartphone that allows them to manipulate the controls mentioned above on the Tek wir...