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A Method and System for Managing Notifications based on Motion Sensing and Face Recognition

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000226636D
Publication Date: 2013-Apr-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 15K

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Abstract

A method and system for managing notifications based on motion sensing and face recognition is disclosed. The method and system monitors a user’s actions and accordingly determines if a notification has been read.

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A Method and System for Managing Notifications based on Motion Sensing and Face Recognition

Disclosed is a method and system for managing notifications based on motion sensing and face recognition. The method and system can be implemented in user devices having motion sensing and face recognition capabilities. Such user devices can be, but are not limited to, smartphones, tablet computers, laptops, and Personal Digital

Assistants.

In a scenario, the method and system manages incoming notifications based on motion of a user device or face recognition carried out by the user device. The method and system manage such notifications without a user's explicit interaction with the application that generates the notification or for which the notification is generated. The method and system maintains or dismisses the incoming notifications based on face recognition and change in location of the user device. The method and system identifies a change in the position/location of the user device after receipt of an incoming message. Therefore, the method and system intuitively determines that a notification has been seen by a user as the user device was moved from its earlier location after receipt of an incoming message. Further, the method and system uses face recognition techniques to identify the visual focus of the user while the user interacts with the user device. The method and system dismisses notifications based on such determinations which indicate that the user has seen or attended to or acknowledged the received notifications.

In another scenario, on the receipt of an incoming notification, an audio, visual or vibratory alert may be provided to the user. Thereafter, the user...