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Method for Remote Object Search and Viewing using Augmented Reality Glasses

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000240512D
Publication Date: 2015-Feb-04
Document File: 3 page(s) / 56K

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Abstract

Disclosed are a method and system for a user to search for places of interest using voice recognition to launch a search, and then augmented reality, relative positioning, and directional point of view to show the search results from the user’s visual perspective. The novel combination of technologies uses an augmented reality headgear that understands a voice search and then places the results in three-dimensional space from the relative position of the user.

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Method for Remote Object Search and Viewing using Augmented Reality Glasses

Hand held navigation systems are difficult to use; the user cannot always understand the perfect orientation and relative position and distance. An example of the problem is a user trying to see the object from a couple blocks away and the object is blocked by other buildings or objects. If the user knew the visual perspective (i.e. point of view from the eye) of the location of the point of interest, then the user might understand that walking only a short distance in one direction provides a better view of the real object.

A method is needed to improve hand held navigation products by allowing hands free navigation with voice search capabilities that can give directional and relative distance indication in three-dimensional (3D) space as well as text results from the user's (i.e. a person's own eyes) perspective.

The novel contribution is a method for remote object search and viewing using augmented reality glasses.

The novel combination of technologies uses an augmented reality headgear that understands a voice search and then places the results in 3D space from the relative position of the user. This provides an accurate understanding of the immediate geographic layout from the user's eye perspective. The user can leave a trail (i.e. mark breadcrumbs) via geo location or by capturing a picture of the location desired for marking. This is not novel. However, the capability to keep a perspective on this spot in 3D space through augmented reality is new, novel and useful. The capability to clean up object search results in 3D space using gestures or voice commands is also new and novel.

The system offers the user an easy method for understanding the position of the object. It shows the object in appropriate sizes in order to relay an understanding of the relative distance of said object.

Several components are necessary within the augmented reality glasses to implement this system. These used components may not be singularly novel; however, the combination of the components and method of use with the augmented reality embedded software create the novel points. A voice recognition search capability is embedded into the augmented reality device. A wireless communication vehicle is embedded for search capabilities, and in some embodiments, for sending speech to earbuds. A compass is situated in the augmented reality headgear; this communicates the exact direction in which the user is looking. As the user's head turns, the compass identifies the exact turn direction and transmits that information. A Global Positioning System (GPS) is imported into the augmented reality headgear such that the augmented reality headgear can identify the user's location at all times. Maps are also imported such that the augmented reality engine can read the map, and therefore identify the location of the user in relation to all objects in said map. The augmented reality headgea...