Aug, 30 2013

Motorola smartwatch patent gaze detection Phandrizzle

The growing wearable computing trend doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. Motorola and Sony both took early stabs with smartwatch-like devices, but both failed to reach mainstream success for the companies. Doesn’t look like that’s about to stop Motorola.

Motorola smartwatch patent 2 sensors

Today, a newly published Motorola patent may reveal the company’s interest in yet another smartwatch device. Filed back in February, it appears that this time around, Motorola could be focusing on more ambitious “smart” features that, according to the filing, show a smartwatch that can detect how and when a user is looking at the device in what Motorola calls “gaze detection”. There’s also mention of dual-touch screen displays and of course, loads of fitness centered sensors (see above image).

With Samsung, Apple, Sony and more OEM’s rumored to launch their own smartwatches in the coming months, the wearable computing space is about to get a little more crowded. Question is, will there be a demand?

[USPTO | via Engadget]

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