Liquid Crystal Displays with User Selectable Inverted or Multidirectional Orientations
Publication Date: 2004-Feb-18
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High volume consumer electronic devices are typically specified and designed in such a manner that a single orientation is implemented for maximum appeal to the broadest population of intended users. Such design solutions are often perceived to be inconvenient in the eyes of individual users who value the product from their individual modes of use. It is obvious to one skilled in human factors sciences that there is a large variance in the way individuals use these challenges. Often, a device is used by either the patient or caregiver. In such scenarios, the ideal orientation of the alphanumeric characters and icons on the liquid crystal display depend on the highly variable manner of use. Devices of the invention overcome such limitations by enabling selectable or adaptable user display orientations.