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System and method for alternative means of device control with wristures

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000227438D
Publication Date: 2013-May-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 13K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a mechanism to provide greater user control and improved interaction with a digital jewelry device. The novel concept is a device that contains multiple sensors to measure the movements of the user’s wrist muscles and tendons, as well as one or more camera modules, placed on the leading edge of the device, pointed toward the user's hand.

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System and method for alternative means of device control with wristures

Digital jewelry, the intersection of fashion and technology, is becoming more commonplace. More features and technology are being added to smaller previously non-technical devices. Typical digital jewelry "devices" offer little in the way of real estate for user control and interaction. One type of "fuel" bracelet, for example, offers the user a single button to navigate through all of its supported features: repeatedly press the button to access feature X, press and hold the button for some period of time to access feature Y, etc.

To provide greater user control and improved interaction with a digital jewelry device, the solution is a mechanism that externalizes the control for these types of devices using different sensors to recognize wrist and hand-based gestures, or "wristures."

The novel concept disclosed is a device that contains multiple sensors to measure the movements of the user's wrist muscles and tendons. The muscle sensors are on a

watch- or bracelet-like device, placed to allow it to sense the motions in the wrist and detect a 360-degree "sensor-view" of the muscle and tendon movements.

The device also contains one or more camera modules, placed on the leading edge of the device, pointed toward the user's hand. Additionally, a central processing unit (CPU) or other image processor/processing application is either co-located on the device or remotely connected (e.g., a wireles...