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Recently there has been a rash of ideas about reducing the amount
of paper being used for print media and this rash has made me
to jump into the fray.
The usual paperless world solutions like email, ebooks, virtual
reality glasses all require that one learn a complex interface to do
something that they currently do quite easily. So what is needed is
more intuitive interface.
This device is not to be meant to try to fool old people into
that they are actually reading the paper. Old people are smarter
then that and the ones that arent dont read much anyway. It is
meant to provide an interface that mimics the way one is use to
reading to make the transition to a paperless world more
The metaphor is a paper and reading glasses. You pick up the
Hokeyville Gazette, put on the Virtual Reading Glasses and glance
paper, but actually see a virtual image displayed rather than the
on the paper you are holding. The Virtual Reading Glasses are a
Bluetooth devise attached to your computer running the VRG
program that can access a variety of media. A newspaper, a book
a sheet of paper can be used to trigger the program.
The VRG program is launched when the Virtual Reading Glasses
put on. Initially a menu appears with a list of available
Sliding the glasses up or down on the nose highlights a title in the
list and pressing a button on the bridge of the glasses selects the
document you want to read. A laser senses if the distance between
the paper and the eyes changes and the VPG program enlarges or
reduces the image accordingly. Page turning is also sensed and
to move to the next or previous page in the document.
Your reading pretty much the way you always did but using new
technology in a paperless world.
Two color text to save Space and Earth
by -django [theGem, Oct 30 2008]
||I'm not entirely sure as to what the invention is... just a device that activates "reading glasses" when there's a large white object in front ?
||Looks to me like augmented reality, it replaces the text on the paper with the interface.
||The intuitive interface and the hardware to do it are the
invention. Manipulating the glasses and the paper in a similar
way as you do when you're reading controls the program.
||An example is the Wii controller that you swing to swing the
bat rather moving a level with your thumb. The motion you
to control the program is more intuitive and therefore easier
to learn and master.
||Cool , a reuseable blank paper that can be any paper in the historic database .
It would look abit strange if you didn't know about the glasses .
||[Texticle] Am I missing something here? Don't understand
your anno I'm new on the block.
||//in a similar way as you do when *your* reading controls the program.//
||Thanks [Space] I'm not only new on the block but a little slow
too. Is "there." another spelling error ?