AUTOMATIC DISPLAY AND VOICE COMMAND ACTIVATION WITH HAND EDGE SENSING

  • US 20100138680A1
  • Filed: 12/02/2008
  • Published: 06/03/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/02/2008
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A system that facilitates controlling input/output (I/O) mechanisms associated with an electronic device, comprising:

  • one or more sensors located at respective edges of an electronic device that obtain information relating to presence of fingers or hands of a user relative to the edges of the electronic device;

    an in/out of hand detector that determines whether the electronic device is in a hand of the user based on the information obtained from the one or more sensors; and

    an I/O selector that selectively activates one or more I/O mechanisms at the electronic device based at least in part on the determination by the in/out of hand detector.

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