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Smart Watch / Wearables Gesture Control Patent Available from ICAP Patent Brokerage


New York, NY (PRWEB) March 12, 2015

ICAP Patent Brokerage announces for sale a means of activating audio time reporting through gesture control, available from Enbiomedic. This patent is offered as part of the Internet of Things IP Auction, with a bidding deadline of April 23rd, 2015.

“This is an important patent for companies involved in fitness wearables, smart watches, sport watches, electronic wristwatches, and app/software providers,” says Dean Becker, CEO of ICAP Patent Brokerage.

Key Characteristics & Benefits

The portfolio discloses a way for a wristwatch to use an accelerometer to detect the orientation and/or movement of a user’s wrist and subsequently activate audio time reporting, without requiring the user to find and push a small button. For example, a talking wristwatch can use this method to automatically report the time whenever a user moves or orients his or her wrist to a natural position for listening. A position such as that in close proximity to the ear can additionally facilitate private listening without disturbing others. Furthermore, the wristwatch can report time using personalized audio time components that the user has previously recorded, so that reporting is in a custom voice or language. In such applications, accelerometer-based control of audio-reporting watches offer significant advantages over conventional means of control including:

1. The available space for time display is getting smaller as wearable devices become smaller. This makes touchless audio time reporting an attractive alternative.

2. An older person may have difficulty seeing a small time display, whereas it would be relatively easier to hear the low-frequency sound of time reporting. Button-free audio time reporting would therefore be more desirable for an increasing number of older people in our aging population.

3. Under poor lighting condition, such as under strong sunlight or when a person wears sunglasses, it can be difficult for people to see a time display or locate a button. Button-free audio time reporting would be convenient in this case.

4. During certain activities including exercise (such as jogging), a person might not be able to place a time display stationary in front of the eyes or to find and push a button for time reporting. Button-free audio time reporting would be convenient in this case.

5. A person often requires using a finger to push a button for displaying or audio reporting of time, which would be inconvenient when the finger is not free, such as when it is holding an object or driving an automobile. Button-free audio time reporting solves this problem elegantly.

See the technical description of the smartwatch and wearable gesture control IP sales offering.

To learn more about the intellectual property available for sale in this portfolio:

Contact Michelle Tyler of ICAP Patent Brokerage at (650) 741-4117 or via email at michelle@icapip.com.

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