Automatically adapting user interfaces for hands-free interaction

  • US 10,705,794 B2
  • Filed: 06/08/2013
  • Issued: 07/07/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/18/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of adapting a user interface, performed at an electronic device having one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors, the method comprising:

  • automatically, without user input and without regard to whether a digital assistant application has been separately invoked by a user, determining that the electronic device is in a vehicle; and

    responsive to the determining;

    automatically invoking a listening mode of a virtual assistant implemented by the electronic device, wherein the listening mode causes the electronic device to automatically, without a physical input from the user, listen for voice input from the user for a predetermined time after the electronic device provides an auditory output;

    receiving a voice input from the user; and

    concurrently providing both an auditory output and a visual output on a display screen of the electronic device based on the voice input, wherein at least one of the auditory output and the visual output paraphrases the voice input.

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