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1. (WO2017054847) TOUCHSCREEN DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/054847    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2015/072435
Publication Date: Fri Apr 07 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Sep 30 01:59:59 CEST 2015
IPC: G06F 3/048
G06F 3/01
G06F 3/042
G06F 3/0488
Applicants: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
Inventors: LAWRENSON, Matthew, John
NOLAN, Julian, Charles
BURKERT, Till
Title: TOUCHSCREEN DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF
Abstract:
According to the teachings herein, a method and apparatus are provided for facilitating touch entries to a touchscreen of an electronic device. In particular, the teachings herein facilitate one-handed touch entry, such as where a user operates the touchscreen of the device using a digit of the same hand used to hold the device. Advantageously, an electronic device (10) detects when a user is reaching to make a touch input to the touchscreen (14) and it correspondingly adapts the visual content currently being displayed—i.e., the current screen (16)—responsive to detecting the reach. Example adaptations include any one or more of shifting, warping and rescaling the screen, to bring an estimated touch target within a defined reach extent (130) configured in the electronic device.