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User Interface Enhancements for Jewellery Pendant Mobile Device

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000018860D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Sep-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Sep-25

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Abstract

The embodiments (i.e. user interface interaction, housing, etc.) of current wearable mobile devices are unexciting since they resemble excessively a regular mobile device hanging from a cord. The market segment that would likely be more receptive to wearable mobile devices is some kinds of men and women as well as fashion conscious individuals and children. However, this segment might not be so receptive to devices whose only advantage is to be quite small, a bit lighter, wearable around the neck, but not particularly beautiful, funny or innovative (thus, departing from previous design concepts). These other devices borrowing from the classical mobile phone concept, also don't use to their advantage in consideration of the fact that the devices are hanging from the neck, so they don't require initially a reliable/stable grip from the user, or to be exceedingly durable to be carried around in the pocket or handbag of the user. Nonetheless, the introduction of innovative shapes as well as of new ways to perform old functions might bring up problems that were already evident by the size limitations on "classical" wearable devices. These problems are related to text input, menu navigation, or an easy and fast access to the display information when the device is hanging from the user's neck. The current wearable devices are restrained to the regular shape of current mobile phones. They don't: