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Location-Location based Event handling

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234960D
Publication Date: 2014-Feb-19

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Abstract

The daily stress of having to remember to do things at certain places and certain times are lessened with tools like day-planners and personal assistant applications. Most reminder applications are time based; these send reminders at defined points in time; to remind of meetings, appointments, or to go shopping on the way home. Some personal assistant applications like Google Now can even be configured to send reminders when also arriving at a location.

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Location-Location based Event handling

The daily stress of having to remember to do things at certain places and certain times are lessened with tools like day-planners and personal assistant applications. Most reminder applications are time based; these send reminders at defined points in time; to remind of meetings, appointments, or to go shopping on the way home. Some personal assistant applications like "Google Now" can even be configured to send reminders when also arriving at a location.

The main limitation of these assistant type applications is their one or two dimensional nature of time and space (point). This paper describes a method of by which a reminder application could be designed to send alerts, not at particular place, but after having transverse a path, identified by a sequence of noticeable artifacts.

A key element is having the ability to recognize the intent of the user by monitoring not only where the user is, but what he or she is likely trying to accomplish, intentionally assuming traversing a known path as an indicator of intent.

A typical use case for the technology described in this paper is a way to be reminded at a cash register to exchange a receipt after also having returned bottles at a recycle (The effect of returning empty bottles at a machine results in a receipt is provided to exchange for the money at the cashier, People tend to forget to exchange these).

Device is providing information like integrated GPS


Device has access to some database to keep track of information

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Additional information could be shown, e.g. by image recognition and QR Codes on Objects

If this Object / Location is of importance it could be rembered and or associated with an event at another location.

Walking through the shop may show other locations, but they will not be associated with an event if not explicitly triggered

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Since there is an active location-location event one gets an reminder at the target location

The basis of the solution is an application in a mobile device having the ability to identify the transversal of a sequence of event(s)-location(s) tuple as a trigger for an alert. The application would be programmed with a sequence of Here(s) and selecting the type of desired alert. The application would continuously monitor paths and match to active alert-programs stored in a data store such as a database.

Programming Phase:

Create the capability of the device to store, define or download events, locations and other triggers usable to define a "Here".

Create an API to create out of these Here(s) a Path and the alert to be triggered Create a runtime executable with the capability to monitor, activate or deactivate Paths

Runtime Pha...