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Smart Proxy Parent for infants Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249560D
Publication Date: 2017-Mar-03
Document File: 3 page(s) / 38K

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Disclosed is a mechanism to use holographic projectors for projecting 3D images of parents when parents are not around, based on the craving of infants. The craving of infants for parents and response of parents to these cravings is learnt using intelligent systems analyzing the data from cameras and voice sensors. Based on these learnings holograhpic images are created which replicate real life behaviour of parents alongwith parent voice replication.

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Smart Proxy Parent for infants

Problem Statement

There are more and more couples who are working i.e. both husband and wife are working and spend 1. the whole day out of home (at office + travel time). Some couples are also travelling frequently, including mothers (i.e. on business trip) More and more parents are looking for alternative arrangements - employing full time / part time 2. maids to take care of the child, grandparents, creche or full day play schools (which accept infants also), day care centers etc. The infants look for their parents (especially their mother) at all times, and even though the nannies, 3. grannies and maids may take care of the infant, there are instances and activities where presence of the parent becomes essential. For example - infant is crying aloud and not coming in control of the maid / grandparent / creche teacher etc The infants also do certain tasks easily when their parents are close and doing certain actions. Like a 4. mother singing puts an infant to sleep. Or drinking milk etc The infants react to the actions of the parent in a specific way. To start with, for a parent, it is a hit & 5. trial. For example if the child is not taking milk, the parent tries multiple options - like singing, talking in a particular fashion, calling out the name of the baby in different ways etc. Over a period of time, the infant and parent get used to "means" of how to feed the child. [While we took example of feeding the child, this is applicable for actions and activities across]

While we have taken an example of a parent, same is true for other individuals - like if the infant is close to a particular individual - maid / grandparent / teacher who is not close to the infant at that time.

Hence there is a need for creating the presence of the parent, in a specific manner customized for that baby and on the activity / need. i.e. for Infant A, if we have to feed it - the mother needs to be there and should be talking to the baby in specific manner while the baby sips on to the bottle for Infant A, if we have to make it sleep - the mother needs to be there and should be singing. for Infant B, if we have to make feed it, the father needs to be singing

Brief about the Disclosure :

The invention is to create a real-like parent in front of the child using holographic technology; predict what action of the parent will make the infant do what we want it to do (like drink milk or stop crying); and make the holographic image do those actions in front of the child.

Detailed Implementation:

Configuring a "Smart Proxy Parent" (abbreviated as SPP going forward) which consists of 1. SPP CPU i.e. a Central Process Unit which controls, monitors & directs all the other parts of the  SPP SPP Image (abbreviated as SPPI) i.e. a holographic 3-D image of the parent, coupled with the  capability of making movements as directed by the SPP CPU A camera that captures the video and audio of the infant and parent activities. A speaker system and...