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Mobile device feature to avoid "texting while walking" injuries

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000207876D
Publication Date: 2011-Jun-14
Document File: 2 page(s) / 60K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a mobile device feature which uses the device's video camera to provide a real-time display of the user's path while they are walking and texting. With the image acting as a background to the texting display, the user is able to see whether they are approaching an obstacle.

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Mobile device feature to avoid "texting while walking" injuries

Incredibly, texting while walking has become a high-profile, legitimate source of injuries to the extent that legislatures have considered laws banning the behavior.

Proposed is a mode of texting which provides a real time video display of what is in front of the user as a background for their texting display (Figure 1).

Figure 1: Danger while walking and texting

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The user would see the following on their phone: (Figure 2).

Figure 2: Image of path displayed to user

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The camera used may be adjustable to accommodate a user's custom holding angle.

References
1. http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1724522,00.html
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