KR101072217B1 - Mobile communication device and voice help message output method thereof - Google Patents

Mobile communication device and voice help message output method thereof Download PDF

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KR101072217B1
KR101072217B1 KR1020040009754A KR20040009754A KR101072217B1 KR 101072217 B1 KR101072217 B1 KR 101072217B1 KR 1020040009754 A KR1020040009754 A KR 1020040009754A KR 20040009754 A KR20040009754 A KR 20040009754A KR 101072217 B1 KR101072217 B1 KR 101072217B1
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The present invention enables the visually impaired to control the terminal without wearing glasses, so that when the user inputs various menus and buttons of the terminal, the help of the menu can be output by voice. The present invention relates to a mobile communication terminal and a method of outputting a voice help thereof, wherein a user who does not use the terminal can use the terminal in a friendly and convenient manner, the method comprising: detecting whether a help call button is input; Searching for a voice help corresponding to a function of inputting the help call button in a voice help database built in the terminal according to a preset help output environment setting; It can be achieved by including the step of outputting the searched voice help via the voice output means.

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MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND VOICE HELP MESSAGE OUTPUT METHOD THEREOF}

1 is a flowchart illustrating a method of outputting a voice help of a mobile communication terminal according to the present invention.

The present invention relates to a method for outputting voice help of a mobile communication terminal. In particular, in order to enable the visually impaired to control the terminal without wearing glasses, the user may output the help of the corresponding menu when the user inputs various menus and buttons. By doing so, the present invention relates to a mobile communication terminal and a voice help output method thereof, which enables a user who is unfamiliar with a terminal, such as an elderly person, to use the terminal in a friendly and convenient manner.
The mobile communication terminal basically configures a display unit, a power unit, a memory, a keypad, and a controller, and performs different operations according to the terminal under the control of a program and a controller stored in the memory. At this time, the characteristics of the components are changed to suit the specific operation of each terminal to perform a specific operation desired by the user.

Recently, mobile communication terminals are gradually developing into portable information devices by adding various additional functions to simple telephone functions, and input functions such as SMS (Short Message Service), telephone number, schedule, memo and other information are basically provided. Not only that, but now it is possible to chat and wireless Internet.                         

By the way, the above functions are made by pressing a keypad button attached to the terminal.

Therefore, in addition to improving the call quality, the terminal manufacturer has become an important research field in order to reduce the number of keypad buttons and to have as many functions as possible.

One method is to add one or more functions to one button, and to change the function to be performed when the button is pressed shortly and the function to be performed when the button is pressed long.

For example, when the number button of the keypad is briefly pressed for less than a predetermined time, only one corresponding number is displayed on the display means, but when the button is pressed for longer than a predetermined time, the same number is continuously displayed.

In another embodiment, when the 'call' button (or 'end' button) of the keypad is shortly pressed for a predetermined time or less, the function currently being performed (for example, a phone call or a menu operation) is stopped. In case of long pressing for more than a predetermined time, the terminal is powered on / off.

The two embodiments are the most representative cases in which different functions are performed according to the time when a button is pressed, and more functions may be added according to convenience of use.

However, if more than one function is set in one button as described above, the user may not know the function set in the button unless it is displayed on the button. Some terminals provide a help function.

However, the help function may not have a large screen of the terminal and may have many help contents. In particular, the visually impaired or the elderly have a large number for inputting a number, even if there is a help function, it is difficult to display the size enough to be read by the visually impaired.

Therefore, the present invention has been created to solve the above-mentioned conventional problems, in order to allow the visually impaired to control the terminal without wearing glasses, the help of the menu when the various menus and buttons of the terminal is input by voice The purpose of the present invention is to provide a mobile communication terminal and a voice help output method thereof, which enables a user who is unfamiliar with the use of the terminal such as an elderly person, such as a visually impaired user, to use the terminal.

The present invention for achieving the above object, the step of detecting whether the help call button is input; Searching for a voice help corresponding to a function of inputting the help call button in a voice help database built in the terminal according to a preset help output environment setting; And outputting the searched voice help via a voice output means.
In addition, the present invention for achieving the above object is a button for calling the help, a database for storing a simple voice help and full voice help for various functions of the terminal, and the preset help when the help call button is input And a control unit for outputting a simple voice help or a full voice help of a function corresponding to a button according to the output environment setting.

The present invention is to provide a method for providing a voice help to a specific user who can not deliver information in a small size of text, such as a blind or elderly people, even if the user with a bad visual reference to the manual Since it is not easy to acquire various functions, the present invention enables the user to learn how to use various functions of the terminal by transmitting help contents to the user by voice.

In the present invention, the method for outputting the help is not a summary. For example, a help output button (hardware or software button) may be provided separately, or a method of pressing any function button may be provided in two ways. When the button is pressed briefly, the function may be performed. If you press the button twice (short), various methods may be applied depending on the manufacturer of the terminal, such as outputting help.

In other words, even if the help is set to be output in any way, the main purpose of the present invention is to provide a method for converting and outputting the help corresponding to the voice.

Hereinafter, preferred embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the accompanying drawings.

1 is a flowchart illustrating a voice help output method of a mobile communication terminal according to the present invention. First, a user determines whether to use a voice help function through a voice help setting menu. For the visually impaired person to purchase a terminal, it is preferable that the help voice output function of all functions is set as a default.

In addition, the terminal includes a voice help database, so that when a help output event occurs, the user can search for and output help for a corresponding function in the database. In this case, the voice help database stores simple voice help and full voice help for various functions.

As described above, in the present invention, any method may be used for the method of calling a help, but only the help function is determined. For example, when the help function is called using the button press time, it is determined whether the help function is called by detecting whether the button is pressed long.

In this case, the help function may simply output only a title according to a setting, or even explain which operation the corresponding function is to perform.

That is, when the user presses the 'Menu' button, it outputs the voice, "You have pressed the menu button. Press the arrow keys to move to the desired menu." "Phone book function.", "Volume ring setting function.", "Screen setting function.", "Camera function." You can output only a simple title, such as, or you can output help for the specific operation of the function, such as "The volume ringtone setting function. You can set the folder sound and the button / tone ring / vibration switching in this menu." .

Therefore, a user who purchases a terminal for the first time may be set to a full help function that outputs a voice to function description, and a user who is familiar with using the terminal may use a simple help function for convenient use.

As described above, the present invention provides a mobile communication terminal and a voice help output method thereof, so that the visually impaired person can control the terminal without wearing glasses. By doing so, the user who is not familiar with the use of the terminal such as the elderly as well as the visually impaired can use the terminal in a friendly and convenient manner.

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  1. Detecting whether a help call button is input;
    Searching for a voice help corresponding to a function of inputting the help call button in a voice help database built in the terminal according to a preset help output environment setting;
    And outputting the searched voice help through voice output means, wherein the voice help database stores simple voice help and full voice help for various functions, and outputs one help according to the help output environment setting. Voice Help output method of a mobile communication terminal, characterized in that.
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  3. The method of claim 1, wherein the help output environment setting comprises: a simple help output setting for simply outputting only a title of a selected menu or function, and a full help output setting for explaining in detail which operation the selected function is to perform. Voice help output method of a mobile communication terminal, characterized in that made to be.
  4. A button for calling up help;
    A database for storing simple voice help and full voice help for various functions of the terminal;
    And a controller configured to output a simple voice help or a full voice help of a function corresponding to the button according to a preset help output environment when the help call button is input.
    The help output environment setting is configured to enable simple help output setting that simply outputs only the title of the selected menu or function, and full help output setting that explains in detail what the selected function is to perform. Characterized in a mobile communication terminal.
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