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Location Based Mood Enhancement

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243503D
Publication Date: 2015-Sep-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a way to bring together existing technologies to create the concept of virtual zones with mood enhancing devices to allow administrators to define a mood within a given zone and build an emotional experience for the user.

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Location Based Mood Enhancement

New mood enhancing technologies are new in the market. In certain situations, it is desirable to enhance the mood that people feel based upon the current location. For example, when walking around a store, some departments might want to promote a calm mood to sell beds while other departments might want to promote a more energetic mood to sell sporting goods .

This disclosure proposes a way to bring together existing technologies to create the concept of virtual zones with mood enhancing devices to allow administrators to define a mood within a given zone and build an emotional experience for the user .

Using an existing technology, when an administrator defines a zone, the new, added feature provides a choice to select the mood of the zone and the intensity of that mood. For instance, the mood might be something between calm, energetic, fright, awe, etc. The intensity can vary from a very mild mood influence to a strong one.

People walking into these zones with the appropriate device have that device automatically enabled and adjusted to the mood defined by the administrator. Users of these devices have opt-in/opt-out functionality in order to control which stores and/or property owners can adjust the user's moods, or limit what moods an administrator can influence. For instance, a user may limit administrators being able to access the "fear" mood.

Example applications:


Walking in different departments in a store, each with a...