Motion detection and tracking system to control navigation and display of object viewers

  • US 6,288,704 B1
  • Filed: 11/09/1999
  • Issued: 09/11/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/08/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computer implemented method for assisting a user in the control and operation of a computer system, the computer system having a display device, the computer system providing information content for display, such information content potentially containing more content such as characters, pictures, lines, links, video or pixels than can be conveniently displayed entirely on the display device at one time, the computer implemented method comprising the acts of:

  • coupling a display device to a digital processor;

    mapping information content generated by the digital processor into a virtual display space suitable for conveying the information to the user;

    displaying a certain portion of the virtual display space using the display device;

    capturing an image;

    acquiring a reference navigation target from the captured image;

    tracking movement of the display device relative to the reference navigation target; and

    updating the displayed certain portion of the virtual display space in a manner related to the tracked movement.

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