Multimodal Display Peripheral
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-30
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AbstractThis is an invention for an optional display peripheral for use with wearable voice computers. A key aspect of this invention is the broadcast announcement of the URL of web pages that the display will show.
Title: Multimodal display peripheral
This is an invention for an optional display peripheral for use with wearable voice computers. A key aspect of this invention is the broadcast announcement of the URL of web pages that the display will show.
Created is a “wireless peripheral display” framework to allow intermittent multimodal use of normally voice-only devices. One implementation uses as the low-level transport between the device and the display IP networking over Bluetooth (BT), via the standard BT Personal Area Network (PAN) profile.
With a standard Internet Protocol (IP) network established, the display portion of the Voice Application is designed as a web application. A web browser on the display peripheral interacts with an embedded web server that is part of the voice application running on the voice-only device. The web server is run alongside, and communicating with, the rest of the voice application.
With an off-the-shelf device as the display peripheral, connecting the browser to the web server requires a few distinct actions of the user:
find the desired UI limited device, connect the Bluetooth PAN, discover the IP address of the web server and then point the browser at the server. In the current invention, we have condensed these actions into one step: select the desired UI limited device. We created a custom software application that uses the native functionality of the platform to do a Bluetooth inquiry scan to discover nearby devices. A...