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Method and Apparatus for Integrating Wearable Computers with Entertainment Attractions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235420D
Publication Date: 2014-Feb-26
Document File: 1 page(s) / 21K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and apparatus to integrate applications with wearable computers having visual displays (e.g., Google Glass) with entertainment attractions such that applications on the user's platform can augment the ride with factors such as images, sound, or other types of additions.

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Method and Apparatus for Integrating Wearable Computers with Entertainment Attractions

Wearable computers with visual interfaces (e.g., Google* Glass) offer the ability to utilize the computing resources commonly available in hand-held devices in new and interesting ways. Entertainment systems at venues such as theme parks are always looking to make the attractions more immersive. Capabilities for such immersion are currently limited to the physical realm, in terms of environments through which the customer moves or projections (e.g., sound, video, etc.) that can be made within a physical space, such as a hologram.

The novel contribution is a method and apparatus to integrate applications with wearable computers having visual displays (e.g., Google Glass) with entertainment attractions such that applications on the user's platform can augment the ride with factors such as images, sound, or other types of additions.

The applied method to installs an application on a customer's wearable computer as either a download while in line for the ride or an initial download prior to visiting the attraction, with an incremental download while waiting in line. The method implements permission checks to validate download authorization.

While the user is on the ride or engaged in the attraction the apparatus allows selective instances of group chat between participants. The system tracks customer location via positioning, if available, and uses it to trigger location-specific...