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Wearable and Physical Activity Triggered Device Locking

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241716D
Publication Date: 2015-May-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 141K

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Abstract

A system and method for utilizing a mobile (wearable) physical activity tracking device to enabling usage of another device or service.

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Wearable and Physical Activity Triggered Device Locking

Disclosed is a system and method for utilizing a mobile (wearable) physical activity tracking device to enabling usage of another device or service.

Many software engineers and other "desk job" workers have a hard time taking breaks

and getting up from their computer. What is needed is a way to force a little physical activity before continuing to interact with such a device.

Disclosed is a system and method to automatically disable a device or service when the physical activity level drops below a predefined threshold and then to subsequently re-enable the device or service once a desired physical activity level is achieved.

The following is an example embodiment::

A threshold level of "activity" is defined.

a.

b.

A user of the device interacts with the device.

The physical activity information is obtained.

a.

b.

c.

It is determined that the activity of the user is below the threshold as defined in step


6.


1.

The device does at least one of the following:

a.

b.

c.

The new activity level is compared against the threshold, if greater than the

     9.
threshold:
the device unlocks


a.

the device asks the user for an unlock password that was sent to their mobile

      b.
device.
a message is sent to the mobile device


c.

ex. usage of laptop enabled.

The user continues to use their device and the system repeats as it continually

       10.
monitors physical activity

The system and method may be overridden or disabled at any time. The advantage is


1.

per individual

across an organization or group based on common demographics. ex. people under 30, males, children

c.

The activity in step 1 is calculated based on an overall activity out of the day. For

         2.
example, if it is one hour into the work day and the user has only had 50 steps, that might be okay. But if it's five hours into the workday with only 50 steps this would trigger the exception.

The device is enabled to implement the system.


3.


4.

5.

connection to wearable activity tracker or other mobile device.

device accelerometer (predicting user ac...