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Samsung Galaxy Glass Patent Plans To Turn Fingers Into a Keyboard 63

rjmarvin writes "Samsung looks to have found a way around voice commands for smart glasses by projecting an augmented reality keyboard onto users' hands. Galaxy Glass wearers' thumbs are used as input devices, tapping different areas of their fingers where various keys are virtually mapped. According to the August 2013 patent filing with the WIPO and South Korea's Intellectual Property Office, Samsung states that voice controls are too imprecise a technology, which are too heavily impacted by the noise levels of the surrounding environment."
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Samsung Galaxy Glass Patent Plans To Turn Fingers Into a Keyboard

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  • Prior Art? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Gryle ( 933382 ) on Thursday March 06, 2014 @07:13PM (#46424143)
    I've seen laser projection keyboards for many years. Can someone with some technical know-how tell me why this isn't prior art?
  • Re:Prior Art? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Verdatum ( 1257828 ) on Thursday March 06, 2014 @07:39PM (#46424343)
    Projecting specifically onto the fingers in the realm of augmented reality, thus requiring tracking the fingers' position as they move, and then gauging when each portion of the fingers is touched for the sake of alphanumeric input is a specific innovation. And it certainly extends beyond laser projected keyboards.

    It is at least a kinda clever idea, unlike many patents we hear about on /.

  • Re:Prior Art? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 06, 2014 @07:40PM (#46424351)

    It is not a case of prior art for the same reason as it is not a banana. It is not a laser projection keyboard. You did not read the article.

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