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A method to enable age mode on mobile phone or tablet PC

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238941D
Publication Date: 2014-Sep-26
Document File: 5 page(s) / 91K

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Abstract

Nowadays, Mobile phone is designed so easily to use, even for little baby, It is attractive for them to touch phone by themselves. As more and more applications are installed on mobile phone or tablet pc. However most of them are not applicable for children to play, such as violent games, adult video apps. We provide a common way to enable age mode in Mobile Apps based on bio-facial age identification skills automatically. All Apps will be triggered with age scanning tech right before opening: it is able to trigger age scanning device to force application shutdown if the user's age is not in the setting range such as under 6 years old, or make them only to use the APP features only appropriate for his/her age.

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A method to enable age mode on mobile phone or tablet PC

Nowadays, Mobile phone is designed so easily to use, even for little baby, It is attractive for them to touch phone by themselves. As more and more applications are installed on mobile phone or tablet pc. However most of them are not applicable for children to play, such as violent games, adult video apps.

Known solution

Known solution: :

When user would like to open one application on phone which should be play above the age of 18, it will prompt one alert page to let user confirm his current age. The drawbacks of this solution is anyone who click confirm button on this prompt page even though he or she is under the age of 18 , the application can still be installed or opened on phone. It is not untouchable action for little children in fact.

So in order to enhancement this point on mobile phone, we provide a methord as below:

From End User perspective, Parents concern about their children for playing mobile Apps. Sothey only hope to let them open suitable applications such as listening music, learnig little storys, really not for violent games, or erotic video etc. The unsuitable Apps should be disabled automatically for children or end user with unsuitable age on system level when children touch the screen of phone by themselves.

From App Development perspective, For all mobile Apps, there is little age mode provided so far. Mobile Application Developers don't have a common way to develop Mobile APPs for different behaviors/experiences under this age situation.

Overall

Overall:
:: We provide a method or process to constrain access to applications on mobile based on end user

We provide a method or process to constrain access to applications on mobile based on end user '

's age refers to existing

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--facial age identification technology automatically

facial age identification technology automatically.

In this submission, one novel method will be disclosed to provide a common way to enable age mode in Mobile Apps based on bio-facial age identification skills automatically

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All Apps will be triggered with age scanning tech right before opening : it is able to trigger age scanning device to force application shutdown if the user's age is not in the setting range such as under 6 years old.

Below is the overview of this idea:

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There are several main components in this system:

1. Adaptive Imaging and Preprocessing Unit, which takes pictures of users by default periodically, which could automatically crop face image and adjust it into reoriented forward-looking face.

2. Age Classification Module, which provide age estimation classifications when it obtain the adjusted face image, for example, age 1~5, age 6~10, age 11~16, age 17~25, age 26~35, and so on. This module must realize some algorithms to analyze face images based on bio-facial features, comparing with the past pictures of the person o...