Method and apparatus for communication between humans and devices

CAFC
  • US 7,762,665 B2
  • Filed: 03/21/2003
  • Issued: 07/27/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/21/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method of modulating operation of a device, comprising:

  • disposing a hardware sensor in or on the device for sensing attention of a user specifically toward the device;

    processing a signal from the hardware sensor and outputting to the device a measure or index of the user'"'"'s attention toward the device; and

    modulating operation of the device on the basis of the measure or index of the user'"'"'s attention toward the device;

    wherein the operation that is modulated is initiated by the device and provides a notification and/or information and/or communication to the user based on the user'"'"'s attention toward the device.

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