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System for missing items location in house

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247692D
Publication Date: 2016-Sep-27
Document File: 1 page(s) / 22K

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Abstract

System for providing the information about furniture where missing item is placed. It is based on house equipment scan and altitude value.

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System for missing items location in house

We spend a lot of time on finding personal items like: keys, wallet, mobile, remote control, tablet, laptop and others items. Those items are never in the place they should be. Imagine the house that will answer your wife's question instead of you "Where are my keys?". System proposed will extend existing solutions by providing the information about furniture where missing item is placed. It is based on house equipment scan and altitude value.

System steps:
1. Scan house/apartment using for example camera by setting starting height (altitude). Thanks to such scan system will catalog (image processing) all equipment in apartment with altitude information (in addition to location/gps). For example: bookshelf height 240 cm, shelf every 40 cm

          window-board height 120 cm
2. Catalog contains information about house / apartment equipment. Per each item/furniture data such as: altitude/height, length/depth, location is extracted and stored. Catalog can be updated automatically based on installed cameras on regular basis.

3. Each important item is tagged with tiny Bluetooth tracker (with altitude sensor)

4. All trackers are connected with host device - smart phone, tablet, or dedicated terminal.

5. Using host device application user can search for missing item. As a result image of furniture/house equipment where device is located is displayed (including shelf number/photo).

In addition image recognition feature can be used to reco...