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1. (US20180256115) MITIGATION OF HEAD-MOUNTED-DISPLAY IMPACT VIA BIOMETRIC SENSORS AND LANGUAGE PROCESSING

Pub. No.:    20180256115    International Application No.:    15452354
Publication Date: Fri Sep 14 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 08 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61B 5/00
A61B 3/14
A61B 3/113
A61B 5/01
A61B 5/053
Applicants: Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC
Inventors: Kevin Campbell
Milan Cvetkovic
Patricio Garza
Abinadi Johnson
John Corenbaum
Quan Lau
Title: MITIGATION OF HEAD-MOUNTED-DISPLAY IMPACT VIA BIOMETRIC SENSORS AND LANGUAGE PROCESSING
Abstract:

Users of head-mounted displays (HMDs) often experience nausea and other symptoms often referred to a “virtual reality sickness.” Various health and biometric sensors are employed to gather baseline sensor measurements. The HMD or a device associated with it can then generate a range or threshold such that any future sensor measurements that fall outside of the range or cross the threshold suggest a health concern for the user of the HMD. The HMD can also be coupled to a microphone, and natural language processing (NLP) is employed to detect negative words or noises made by the user that could also suggest a health concern for the user. After detecting the health concern, the HMD can warn its user, can shut off certain functions, can communicate with an external device, or can trigger an alarm.