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APPLIANCE ORIENTATION FEEDBACK MECHANISM VIA COMB OF A TRIMMER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248561D
Publication Date: 2016-Dec-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 480K

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Abstract

Unevenness of beard trim is often due to improper device handling or poor appliance orientation. To get the best result out of the comb use during trimming, the right comb contact points on the face need to be part of the routine. We present a scheme wherein contact points on the comb are defined and feedback might be provided to the user on correctness of handling.

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Appliance orientation feedback mechanism via comb of a trimmer Unevenness of beard trim is often due to improper device handling or poor appliance orientation. To get

the best result out of the comb use during trimming, the right comb contact points on the face need to

be part of the routine. We present a scheme wherein contact points on the comb are defined and

feedback might be provided to the user on correctness of handling.

To the left a main element of the innovation: capacitive

sensors on the comb. Every metal location is essentially a

sensing point which can be logged and actuated. The form

factors & dimensions of the metal body constitute the

sensor body.

The invention is to define a contact sensor points on

multiple teeth of the comb. The dimensions of the metal

surface define the sensor contact region on the face.

(Immediate) feedback is provided to the user on the

sensors being in touch with the skin during use. For optimal

use the sensors should be attached to parts of the comb

which are to be in touch with the skin during use.

Advantage for the user is that he gets feedback on accurate

appliance handling irrespective of the relative orientation

of the appliance with respect to the face. The feedback

may be of any suitable type: visual, audial, haptic, or e.g. via changing the rpm of the motor driving the

cutting element.

(a) Shows known comb. (b) Principle of embodiment having sensor conductance strips on the end teeth

of the comb where ‘x’ is the pitch of the s...