Samsung receives a patent for a “flying display” controlled by eye movements - Hitecher
Samsung receives a patent for a “flying display” controlled by eye movements

Samsung receives a patent for a “flying display” controlled by eye movements

by Evan Mcbride on

Gadgets

Samsung continues to come up with unusual solutions for displays. The latest Galaxy models with curved sides of the screens have left few people surprised. At a closed show during the CES-2018 exhibition, the company showed a prototype Galaxy X which will have a folding screen. But Samsung engineers continue to work on non-standard solutions. The latest patent of the company describes a “flying display” which is controlled by the movements of the eyes of the user.

The drone, equipped with a computer vision system, will be able to recognize the movements of the eyes, hands, and head. By default, the gadget will follow the user and upon receiving a signal or command will change its flight path. Also, the drone will use GPS and Wi-Fi networks to navigate in its environment. Additional controls can be based on voice commands. Most likely, the drone will be equipped with a gyroscope, a motion sensor, and an accelerometer.

In order to place the screen at a convenient angle for the user, two technical solutions are possible. The propellers which provide flight will be located on hinges: if the relative position of the propellers change the screen will rotate to the required angle. Another possible solution will be a swivel mechanism at the bottom of the screen which will keep the flying platform stable.

Other companies are developing their own concepts of unmanned drones with various functions.

For example, the quadcopter from the Japanese company Docomo is equipped with LED arcs that rotate around the drone when flying and create an appearance of a spherical display.

Amazon has introduced a concept for a drone with LED’s located directly on the propellers. In addition to visual information, such a drone will make sounds that change the rotational speed of the propellers.

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