Social context reminder
Publication Date: 2017-Aug-04
The IP.com Prior Art Database
You meet the person again. The only issue is that you, despite trying hard, cannot recall who
she/he is... By "meet again" we understand either in person or by any communication means
(phone call, mail, etc.). We propose a system that would hint you in such situations - by giving
context of last encounter with that person. This may also include your own notes on him/her.
General idea are "reminders" about last encounter with person presenting saved user info (notes)
on person. This is beneficial as you may not remember all people you have met. And next
encounter may be frustrating, awkward or embarrassing if you do not remember who this person
We also propose to add much more value above such simple case. Such system may be auto-
triggered when you are introduced to someone or someone is introduced to you to "catch" person
name, photo and other related properties (like emotional state of parties involved).
System may be incorporated in all sorts of smartphones, email applications and instant
messaging clients as well as in telecommunication systems. It can also be very useful with
wearable personal assistants like Google Glass - where you may be unobtrusively hinted when
you meet someone in person.
Yet another application of the invention would be help for elderly people that tend to forget more
It may also be tailored to less private social situation like call-center use (information about
customers is shared among workers receiving calls).
As general idea are "reminders" about last encounter with person presenting saved user info
(notes) on person.
System could analyze emotional state of a person and remember it to remind during next
encounter, this may also include users own emotional state (and then reminder could state that
you were very happy last time, but this guy you met was angry above average). And detected
person emotional state (Of course if there is a suitable sentiment analysis method for
communication medium - e.g. it is easy for e-mails and somehow harder but still possible for
view captured by google glass).