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The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present invention relates to user interface and more particularly to user interface for weapon mounted systems.
"Typically, modern weapon mounted systems have user interfaces having many inputs and outputs. Example inputs are infrared imagery, one or more buttons, knobs, multi-position switches with potentially multi-level menu systems, one or more remote interfaces, one or more communications connectors and the like. Similarly, example outputs are a laser, an eyepiece, one or more remote interfaces and communication connectors, a multi-color light emitting diode (LED). Generally, the eyepiece is very much like in a camcorder having a video display, still pictures, data, indicators and menu systems.
"Such user interface having many inputs and outputs can be confusing to a user and make require a lot of time and training to learn and become accustomed to using them. Another disadvantage of these interfaces may be that the components, such as knobs, switches, buttons and the like have to be sealed and configured to meet the military environmental conditions which can be very expensive and space intensive."
In addition to the background information obtained for this patent application, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "Device and method for smart phone like gesture interface for weapon mounted systems are disclosed. According to one aspect of the present subject matter, the system includes a gesture interface, memory including a gesture interpreter module, and one or more processors communicatively coupled to the gesture interface and the memory and for executing instructions in the gesture interpreter module. The gesture interpreter module is configured to receive a gesture input via the gesture interface. The gesture interpreter module is further configured to interpret the gesture input as one or more gestures. Furthermore the gesture interpreter module is configured to control one or more inputs and/or outputs of the weapon mounted system based on the interpreted one or more gestures.
"Another example embodiment provides a smart phone like gesture based interface for controlling weapon mounted system. In one embodiment, a gesture input is detected via the gesture based interface. One or more inputs and/or one or more outputs associated with the detected gesture interface are then identified. The weapon mounted system is then controlled based on the identified one or more inputs and/or one or more outputs.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
"The advantages and features of the present disclosure will become better understood with reference to the following detailed description and claims taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein like elements are identified with like symbols, and in which:
"FIG. 1 illustrates an example smart phone like gesture based interface for weapon mounted systems, according to an embodiment of the present subject matter;
"FIG. 2 illustrates an example weapon mounted system including the smart phone like gesture based interface, such as shown in FIG. 1, according to an embodiment of the present subject matter;
"FIG. 3 illustrates a flowchart showing process of smart phone like gesture based interface for controlling weapon mounted systems, according to an embodiment of the present subject matter;
"FIG. 4 illustrates screenshots of an infrared imagery viewed with and without a drop-down menu including customized commands to operate the weapon mounted system, according to an embodiment of the present subject matter and
"FIG. 5 illustrates screenshots of before and after zooming an infrared imagery, seen through the eye-piece of a weapon mounted system, such as those shown in FIG. 2, using example two finger gesture made on the smart phone like gesture interface, according to an embodiment of the present subject matter."
URL and more information on this patent application, see: ROSNER, BRETT. Smart Phone like Gesture Interface for Weapon Mounted Systems. Filed
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