Nokia receives eye tracking patent for its own connected specs
The patent explains that there will be two cameras on the wearable device, one which will track the gaze of an eye to help position the cursor on the screen. The other camera will focus on hand gestures, which will allow users to select an item on a menu. According to the patent, these gestures could be the shaking of a palm or the movement of a fist. The first camera could be an infrared camera focused on one eye of the user of the NED. The second camera would probably be a "so called side down-looking camera observing gestures of the hand."
Nokia even got a shot in at Google, explaining in the patent that existing methods of interaction for such a device are not effective. And if you aren't sure what kind of device Nokia is talking about when it talks about NEDs, you only need to see the accompanying sketches included with the patent that show off a pair of glasses.
Nokia has received a patent for an improved user interaction technology used on a Google Glass-like device
source: PAT.tc via NPU, WMPoweruser
2. akki20892 (Posts: 3623; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
I'm seeing Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol.
8. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
the movie had a happy ending and so doesnot justify the Name :P
4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8841; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Apple should be the one worrying. Samsung, Sony, Google and now Nokia have patents on wearable devices.
7. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)
They deserve to be sued, hopefully it happens.
5. SamDroid (unregistered)
Hold up, whats going on? I swear there was a news article after this...why did PhoneArena pull it down?
Something about a Dickson guy having info on the iPhone 6............
6. fzacek (Posts: 2108; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
That sketch looks quite a bit better and cleaner than Google Glass. Promising...