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A method for wearable devices user interaction

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234134D
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-14
Document File: 8 page(s) / 103K

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Abstract

The operation of the the smart wearable devices will have the problem as its size and which makes it cannot have a large enough input device, this inventation provide a new way that allow the user to perform the input easily, which will improve the user experience a lot.

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A method for wearable devices user interaction

Wearable smart device (e.g. Smart Classes or a Smart Watch) will have the problem of it cannot have its input device due to its size, it cannot have a large enough touch screen for the user to perform the input easily, even if it have small touch screen, it will have the problem of cannot select the icons (or letters) correctly on the small screen with the fingers. And in some other cases it will use the sound recognition as its input method, however, it have the problem of privacy, and by using of this invention it will allow you input the messages even the device does not have a large screen for you input the message.

This invention provided a new input method for the wearable devices, generally speaking, and the input will include 2 steps, selection and confirm selection. It will use the sensors (e.g. attitude transducer) to detect the motion of leaning of the device, and to perform the switching of selection (or letters) based on the leaning direction and use the sensor (e.g. pressure sensor or tension sensor) to confirm its selection.

By using of this invention, it will solve the privacy problem of the sound recognition; it will also can free one hand for the device handling and solve the problem of the inconvenience of selecting those small icons with the fingers.

Basically, for the smart wearable devices, it will have 2 input types, first in the keyboard input which is used to 'type' the messages, the second is the menu selection, as showed in the Graph a:

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As showed in the flowchart a, the implementation of this invention will include two parts:

Part one: switching between the selections.

Part two: confirm the option that selected.

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First, to enable the switching between the selections, the sensor (e.g. the attitude transducer) will detect the device attitude changes

Each smart devices will have its own usage orientations, like for a smart watch, in most cases it will be use...