Portable device, observation management system, and computer-readable medium

  • US 9,128,213 B2
  • Filed: 02/15/2012
  • Issued: 09/08/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/16/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An observation management system comprising:

  • a portable device; and

    an observation device which communicates with the portable device,the observation device comprising;

    a casing formed in a tapered rod shape;

    a handle that protrudes from an upper part of the casing, the handle being formed at a position that allows the casing to be stuck or extracted in a state in which an index finger of a user is applied on the handle from below and a finger pad of a thumb of the user presses against an upper end surface of the casing;

    an observation section which observes an observation object; and

    a transmitter which transmits an observation result of the observation object observed by the observation section, to the portable device, by short distance communication, andthe portable device comprising;

    an image pick-up unit which captures an image of the observation object or a vicinity of the observation object so as to obtain a taken image;

    a display which displays the taken image;

    a communication unit which, when the image pick-up unit captures the image of the observation object, transmits a search signal for searching for the observation object and receives and acquires the observation result of the observation object from the observation device by short distance communication; and

    a control unit which is operable as units comprising;

    an acquiring unit which acquires state representation information that represents a current state of the observation object in accordance with the observation result of the observation object;

    an identifying unit which identifies a position of the observation object by short distance communication; and

    a display control unit which controls the display to display both the state representation information and the observation object, the state representation information being displayed so as to correspond to the identified position of the observation object.

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