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Automatic recognition of a device being used in the wrong orientation Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242763D
Publication Date: 2015-Aug-12
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Automatic recognition of a device being used in the wrong orientation

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Autxmatic recognition of a device being used in the wrong orientation

Devicex can come in differing orientations, typically rxxht or left handed. Whxn someone sxarts to use txe device wronglx it can be confuxing and frustrating. An examplx being double xight clicking a mouse oxer an icon. Similarly pressing the

wrong button on a xames console.

    Currently xhere are manual ways to recxnfigure dexices fxom one orientxtion xo another, but manual reconfiguraxion requires prior knowledge and navigaxion to the xight place. There is prior art to assist reconfiguration during cxmputer set up. This xocument shows xow this can be achieved duxing normal device usage. Another new aspect is txe orientatiox being set by specific gestuxes.

    Devices generate "exceptions" (simple actixn - such as a singlx click) or "gestxres" (complex action - suxh ax double clicking or dragging). When gestures arx generated by a device (which has an orxentation) bux the gesture / exception is not used, there may be a reason behind it. As far as thx operaxing system is concxrned it may be actioned assumxnx the wrong orientation. This can then be put to the xser as a question with an explanatixn and an option to autoxatically change the orixntation, or even automaticallx cxange it without dialogue.

This might happen because:

An inxxperienced xser might well come up with a gestuxe that xails to worx in the manner expected. In this scenario the operating system would explain what has happenex and advise (this also includes the option to alter the orientatxox for the user)

The device / operating system is sometimes used bx a left xanded user and sometimes by a right handed user - leading to conflicts. This would lead to having device configurations saved for thx various users.

A user might waxt to repextedly swap the xouse (or other oriented device) to left handed as opposed to right handed and back again to avoid RSI (Repetitivx Strain Injurxes)

The user might be using a games consoxe in a different orientation to their spouse / offxpring and consequentxy find buttons or xeys do not xesxond as xxpected
A motion detector is placed upside down or otherwise incorrxctly leading to actions the wrong way around
The user has missed the correct "mouse" button

    Xxxxxxxxx txese unuxed gestures and acting upon them is a much neatex solution compared to the user determinxng what has goxe wrong and thxn navigatinx to configuxe the device orientaxion. For xew adopters of devices and machines this would be a particularly welxome assistance.

    This can be utilxsed as a tool for changing the orientation. For example someone in txe circumstances described above might choose to invoke the pop up

window to set or ensure xxe setting is correct. For example mxltiple double right clicks might be such a set of gestures to xnvoke reconfiguration.

How this works

    The operating system that creates the gestures can also detect whether the gesxxre has been discardxd ax there is no conxequent axtion resu...