Apple Inc. (Cupertino, CA)
What is a Patent for Recognizing a gesture performed by a person wearing a wearable electronic device
The most popular electronic devices are smartphones, tablets computing devices, and multi-media players. They are able to be used for many different tasks and even placed over the skin. For instance, a portable electronic device can be worn on a part of the body like the wrist, arm, ankle, or leg. It could be beneficial or even necessary to know if an electronic device is being worn on the left or right limb for certain portable electronic devices and apps. For example, it can be necessary to know whether the electronic device is worn on a left or right limb when the electronic device includes one or more biometric applications, such as an electrocardiographyapplication or a medical measurement or diagnostic application.
One of the advantages of a wearable electronic gadget is the fact that it could include one or more position sensing units as well as a processing unit. A processor-implemented method for determining a limb wearing the wearable electronic device can include receiving one or moresignals from at least one position sensing device for a given period of time, and analyzing at least one signal to determine the limb wearing the wearable electronic device. In one instance, one or more movements of limbs or position may be identified and the limb wearing the device is identified based on the recognized limb gesture(s) and/or position(s). An accelerometer, a magnetometer and/or a gyroscope are all examples of devices that detect position. For example, a histogram could be created or a two-dimensional three-dimensional plot could be constructed based on the at least one signal. Oneembodiment is able to implement a pattern recognition algorithm with at minimum one signal to determine which limb is being carried by an electronic device.
In another aspect the electronic device that can be placed on the limbs of a person could comprise an electronic device for processing and one or more position sensing devices that operate in conjunction with the processor. The processing device may be used to determine which limb of the user wears the electronic device based on one or more signals received from at least one of the position sensing devices. One example could recognize the gestures of limbs, and/or a position of limbs. The electronic device decides which one of the limbs is wearing the device based on the recognized gesture(s)/position(s).
And in yet another aspect, a system can include an electronic device that can be worn on the body part of the user. The electronic device can include an electronic processing device as well as one or more position sensing devices that operate in conjunction with the processingdevice. A display and a memory can each be operatively connected to, or in communication with the processing device. The display and/or memory may be part of the wearable electronic device or can be separate from the electronic device. Thememory can be used to store one or more applications. The processing device may be altered to determine which user’s limb is being carried by the electronic device. This can be done by using signals from at most one position sensing gadget. Theprocessing device may also be adapted to provide information to at minimum one application based on the limb determined to be wearing the device.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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