Methods and apparatuses for operating a portable device based on an accelerometer

  • US 7,688,306 B2
  • Filed: 11/12/2004
  • Issued: 03/30/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/02/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, comprising:

  • displaying on a display of a portable device a sequence of images transitioning towards a direction from a first scene to a second scene from a viewpoint of a user;

    detecting movement of the portable device using an accelerometer attached to the portable device; and

    executing machine-executable code to perform one or more predetermined user configurable actions in response to the detection of the movement of the portable device, includingdetecting whether the movement of the portable device is in accordance with a direction associated with the direction of the transition from the viewpoint of the user, andperforming a predetermined operation if the movement is not detected in accordance with a direction associated with the direction of the transition.

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