The gestr™ technology allows you to leave your mobile phone right where it is and control it using intuitive gestures no matter what you’re wearing, so you can stay focused on what you’re doing and where you’re going.
While vehicle fatalities continue to fall, cyclist and pedestrian fatalities continue to rise in large part due to distracted riding and walking. The technique covered by the patent saves lives by enabling you to focus on where you’re going instead of a touchscreen, no matter what you’re doing, or what you’re wearing.
The technology covered by the patent is agnostic to activity, device controlled and function assigned to the gestures. For example, a device covered by the patent could simply be a gesture-based audio playback controller for a runner’s smartphone. Or it could a gesture-based handheld radio controller for crowd security and control that doesn’t give away the officer’s identity. These gestures can be performed through clothing, so there is no need to remove safety gear, such as gloves and helmets.
PRODUCT FEATURES & BENEFITS
- One device can be used for any activity
- Non-disruptive and accessible to those with limited mobility
- No stopping an activity to perform functions
- Improved access to mobile tech
- Improved safety
- Eyes-free operation
- No distracted walking or riding
- Works through clothing
- No bare finger required
- Works with existing technologies (Smartphone, Bluetooth)
- Familiar interface (swipes and taps)
- Easy to use
- Great value
The gestr™ is a universal and programmable gesture-based remote control that utilizes Bluetooth for wireless transport of control signals. It is a tiny device that can be worn anywhere, can respond to simple gestures (swipes and taps) made in open air and work through clothing. Six universally-known gestures are used: swipe left, swipe right, swipe up, swipe down, tap, and double tap.
Each swipe enables a function, and the taps open a selection of actions that the user can customize. These functions can be performed while participating in extreme sports, such as skiing or cycling, without looking at the phone. This enables the user to continue the activity with safety, while still being able to control music and phone operations.
The electronic portion is worn on one hand in a glove, on a wristband, or somewhere in clothing that is easily reached. The other hand has a flexible ring with embedded magnet that makes the movements. The user decides which function is desired, the app recognizes the exact movement, and the proper function is enabled.
Although the gestr™ was invented for sports enthusiasts that participate in extreme activity, such as skiing, cycling, snowboarding, etc., anyone can use this new remote system. Busy housewives running errands, delivery drivers, walkers, and runners are just some of the ways this technology will be useful for keeping distractions away while on the move.
The flowchart shows just a few of the functions that could be assigned to gestures, but practically any function available for the controlled device could be initiated with a gesture.
Materials needed to produce the gestr™:
- Electronic device
- Bluetooth technology
- App for recognizing gestures
- Ring with embedded magnet
The gestr™ is covered by United States Utility Patent: 10,182,325
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