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Mobile Device Augmented Screen Extension and Interaction from Head Mounted Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243059D
Publication Date: 2015-Sep-10
Document File: 3 page(s) / 103K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a head-mounted display that increases the virtual mobile screen size by augmenting additional content surrounding the mobile device at pre-determined positions.

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Mobile Device Augmented Screen Extension and Interaction from Head Mounted Display

Mobile devices have small screen sizes and often limit the content that a user can see. Mobile device screens often show and entirely different view of the content, smaller images, image thumbnails, and menus that pull out from the side to fit to the smaller form factor. The drawback is that a user must navigate around via gestures and clicks to see the whole page, and look at smaller or less content, which can been seen in its entirety from a desktop computer.

A method or system is needed that enables the user to look at a mobile device and have information and media augmented around the device at a pre-determined position. This applies to a web page and native mobile application view.

The novel contribution is a head-mounted display that increases the virtual mobile screen size by augmenting additional content surrounding the mobile device at pre-determined positions.

The mobile device or heads-up display camera detects the gestures and motions of the user. The system within the mobile device interprets these gestures and then sends additional content to the heads-up display to augment over the screen. The heads-up display augments content, extending the user interface over and around the phone's user interface in pre-determined positions.

A mobile device has the ability to send information to a head-mounted display via Bluetooth* or Wi-Fi. This novel system allows the head-mounted display to render augmented content around the mobile device screen as the user looks at the screen. This content can include images, text, advertisements, video, etc., to extend either a native mobile application view or a webpage.

A use case is the head-mounted display displaying larger images associated with the desktop site and textual information not shown on the mobile screen due to the form factor constraints. The content can be included in the webpage through a meta-tag and then rendered by the head-mounted display around the mobile devices browser application.

The head-mounted display application can receive the content via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth p...