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Menu/Camera Operations with Context Awareness

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242513D
Original Publication Date: 2015-Jul-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Jul-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Wan, James: INVENTOR [+3]

Abstract

Some gestures or user movements are public safety specific. One of them is unhooking a device worn on an user’s chest and turning it around to face it. This article discusses what a device can do when that movement is detected, including lighting up the screen, showing some menu options based on context, controlling menu highlighting and selection, as well as front/end camera switch.

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Menu/Camera Operations with Context Awareness

Wan James, Hu Haiqing, Chu Wei

 

ABSTRACT

Some gestures or user movements are public safety specific. One of them is unhooking a device worn on an user’s chest and turning it around to face it. This article discusses what a device can do when that movement is detected, including lighting up the screen, showing some menu options based on context, controlling menu highlighting and selection, as well as front/end camera switch.

 

PROBLEM

·         Some gestures or user movements are public safety specific. One scenario is that a device is worn on an user’s body when he/she unhooks it and turns it around to face it. Such gestures/movements means the user wants to do something. It’s better that the device automatically provides some suggestions (in the form of menu items) to him/her based on the context of the device (active application etc).

·         Some devices are too big to be operated by one hand, such as Denali radios. If the menu items (including, but not limited to, the menu items mentioned in item 1 above) can be operated by just one hand, it can facilitate the user and improves the user experience a lot.

·         Under the circumstance of item 1 above, if the device is recording video with the front camera for what is happening in front of the user,  the unhooking and turning around will make the front camera to record the user face instead of the front environment. This is a “video hole”.

SOLUTION

·         When a device is unhooked and turned around, the screen will be lit up and some menu options shall be provided based on the context.

·         Control menu item highlighting according to distance change between the user and the device.

·         Control menu selection based on timer.

·         If the camera is recording when the device is turned around, the camera shall be switched to another camera on the opposite side of the device to continue the recording.

OPERATION

·         When a device is unhooked from a user’s body and is turned around, the screen will be lit up and some menu options shall be provided based on the context.

•      For example, if the radio is recordi...