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A method for an interactive multiple participant privacy enabled meeting

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234881D
Publication Date: 2014-Feb-12
Document File: 3 page(s) / 276K

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Abstract

There is a known tension between adherence to privacy regulations and unhindered collaboration. This may be due to privacy of sensitive information such as PII or legal restrictions related to data coming from third party or client. Specifically when setting up a collaborative, interactive meeting where participants within a physical meeting space share a screen or view, it is currently a difficult problem to accommodate the privacy policy of each participant without having each participant actively conceal the sensitive data from specific participants, thus significantly hampering the collaboration. The problem is most apparent in meetings where: 1. A presenter is able to share his/her view with all participants 2. A presenter is able to control, interact, browse, add overlays on top of the view 3. A presenter is able to modify in various ways: mouse, keyboard, whiteboard markers etc. 4. Each participant is only allowed to see elements according to his/her privacy policy, i.e. the participant may not be able to view certain elements (e.g. phone numbers)

Our idea is to set up a collaborative, interactive meeting where participants within a physical meeting space can share a screen/view subject to each participant's role and privacy policy. Our invention enables this privacy enforcement in a way that is implicit and transparent to the participants. Our invention is based upon using meeting room technologies and privacy enhanced applications, joining them using an augmented reality mechanism to build up a privacy protected view for each participant in the meeting.

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A method for an interactive multiple participant privacy enabled meeting

Describe how your invention works, and how it could be implemented, using text, diagrams and flow charts as appropriate. The invention involves several steps and components. The embodiment below is an example of how one can implement this invention. We will describe the following use case in our example. A physician is

consulting with colleagues regarding a complicated surgery he is about to perform. He

wants to show several images of the patients abdomen and discuss some areas of interest. In the process he would like to enlarge some areas and interact with them. Existing infrastructure in the hospital:

A. A privacy policy specifying the information each physician is allowed to see by his

role. For example, a lead physician may see some demographic details while a consulting physician does not.


B. A mechanism exists that can apply privacy policy to an application

C. A meeting room application, where participants can share a screen/application with each other.


D. Augmented reality glasses that can show a view in a predetermined frame using

existing network, e.g. WiFi.


E. Augmented reality glasses are able to receive user input, such as gestures. Simple use case to illustrate using our invention:

1. Physician (P1) uses component C to set up a meeting, and invitation is sent to all configured participants (P1, P2).

2. When all participants arrive, the physician chooses a location (on whiteboa...