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A Method and System for Controlling Computing Devices Using Finger/Hand Direction/Gestures

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247889D
Publication Date: 2016-Oct-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 102K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for controlling computing devices using finger/hand direction/gestures.

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A Method and System for Controlling Computing Devices Using Finger/Hand Direction/Gestures

Disclosed is a method and system for controlling computing devices using finger/hand direction/gestures. The method and system enables a user of a computing device to establish defined communications links with an intended recipient gathered in the surrounding. The computing device may include, but not be limited to, smart watch, mobile device, tablet, laptop, and the like.

In accordance with the method and system, the user is enabled to select an intended recipient by pointing/directing a finger towards the intended recipient and thereafter, the selected recipient gets automatically added to a communication list of the user.

Additionally, the user can also select a group of intended recipients by moving the hand/finger while pointing/directing towards a group of the intended recipients. The group of the intended recipients who are present in that boundary are automatically added to the communication list of the user.

In an exemplary implementation, a sensor/compass installed in a smart watch/mobile device of a user detects movement of the hand and direction of the pointed finger and accordingly the intended recipient or the group of the intended recipients are automatically added to the communication list of the user. The user can also define a maximum distance or boundary for the intended recipient or the group of the intended recipients for selecting the recipients.

The user's mobile device/smart phone sends out a substantially directional signal and activates the surrounding devices of the intended recipient or the group. The activated devices of the intended recipient or the group respond by returning a substantially directional signal to the user's...