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1. (WO2018167073) A SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD OF ESTIMATING THE LOCATION AND/OR ORIENTATION OF A HANDHELD PERSONAL CARE DEVICE WITH RESPECT TO A USER

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/167073    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/056260
Publication Date: Fri Sep 21 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Mar 14 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A61B 5/11
A61B 5/00
A61B 5/06
A45D 26/00
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
Inventors: PALERO, Jonathan, Alambra
JURNA, Martin
VISWESWARA, Ashoka, Sathanur
BUIL, Vincentius, Paulus
Title: A SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD OF ESTIMATING THE LOCATION AND/OR ORIENTATION OF A HANDHELD PERSONAL CARE DEVICE WITH RESPECT TO A USER
Abstract:
There is provided a method of estimating a location and/or orientation of a handheld personal care device with respect to a user of the handheld personal care device. The method includes obtaining measurements of a posture of a part of the body of the user as the user uses the handheld personal care device. The method also includes using the measurements to estimate the location and/or orientation of the handheld personal care device with respect to the user during use of the handheld personal care device based on a predetermined relationship between the location and/or orientation of the handheld personal care device with respect to the user and, exclusively, the posture of the part of the body of the user. A personal care system and a machine-readable medium are also disclosed.