WO2003047285A1 - Method and device for displaying data - Google Patents

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WO2003047285A1
WO2003047285A1 PCT/DE2002/004087 DE0204087W WO03047285A1 WO 2003047285 A1 WO2003047285 A1 WO 2003047285A1 DE 0204087 W DE0204087 W DE 0204087W WO 03047285 A1 WO03047285 A1 WO 03047285A1
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Thomas LÜDE
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    • G01CMEASURING DISTANCES, LEVELS OR BEARINGS; SURVEYING; NAVIGATION; GYROSCOPIC INSTRUMENTS; PHOTOGRAMMETRY OR VIDEOGRAMMETRY
    • G01C21/00Navigation; Navigational instruments not provided for in preceding groups
    • G01C21/20Instruments for performing navigational calculations
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    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01SRADIO DIRECTION-FINDING; RADIO NAVIGATION; DETERMINING DISTANCE OR VELOCITY BY USE OF RADIO WAVES; LOCATING OR PRESENCE-DETECTING BY USE OF THE REFLECTION OR RERADIATION OF RADIO WAVES; ANALOGOUS ARRANGEMENTS USING OTHER WAVES
    • G01S3/00Direction-finders for determining the direction from which infrasonic, sonic, ultrasonic, or electromagnetic waves, or particle emission, not having a directional significance, are being received
    • G01S3/02Direction-finders for determining the direction from which infrasonic, sonic, ultrasonic, or electromagnetic waves, or particle emission, not having a directional significance, are being received using radio waves
    • G01S3/14Systems for determining direction or deviation from predetermined direction
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    • H04M2250/12Details of telephonic subscriber devices including a sensor for measuring a physical value, e.g. temperature or motion

Abstract

The invention relates to a method and a device for displaying data by means of a mobile device. The data are selected in accordance with the location of the mobile device and the direction towards which the mobile device is oriented.

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Method and apparatus for displaying information

The invention relates to a method and apparatus for displaying information by means of a mobile device, and relates to the problem of the appropriate selection of this information.

About location-based services to the users of mobile devices, such as mobile phones, PDAs can receive information (personal digital assistants) and smartphones which are relevant to a particular location. One scenario would be for example, that the user who is staying in a strange city, access information about the attractions in the area, where he currently resides.

Of course, the user receives in this way also a lot of information to which he is not interested. It is therefore possible to set up different profiles, by means of which, for example, the interests of the individual user are recorded. Depending on the current needs of the user must then, for example, work with different profiles.

The underlying problem is summarized therein, "Piled-be" a balance between the information and appropriate selection criteria to establish which are the one narrow and not very easily adaptable to another.

It is therefore "object of the present invention to provide appropriate selection criteria for selecting location-related information. This object is solved by the subject matter of the independent claims. Advantageous further developments are described in the dependent claims.

Essence of the invention is that information is displayed not only depending on the location of the mobile device, but also depending on a direction. a spatial location of the position and direction can be defined. In response to this spatial region is a Se lesson made of data and ultimately the selected data are displayed by means of a mobile device.

Preferably, the selected data is prioritized as a function of distance from the determined position and displayed.

In one embodiment, the total amount of data to be displayed is determined. For example, a restriction on the total amount to the amount which can be displayed on a display without the display content to move (scroll) ensures a quick overview.

By means of other modifications of the spatial range is defined more accurately. In one embodiment, an angle is indicated about which there is then written to along with position and direction of a space segment. In a further development, the radius of this segment can be adjusted. This is particularly advantageous if the radius easily, examples play, by means of an intuitive motion, can be adjusted. This is realized in a further development by the radius is defined by the position of the mobile device with respect to a vertical axis.

A corresponding device for displaying information comprises a mobile device, m ^ t which can be defined a preferred axis. Furthermore, the apparatus comprises a unit determining the position as well as a Richtungsermitt- averaging means, by means of which the orientation of the easy axis is determined. Via an interface to a data store can be accessed data in response to orientation of the preferential axis and position. This data is displayed by means of a suitable display device. Of course, the device may be configured so that developments of the method are carried out according to Claim. 1

Benefits and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the subordinate claims and the description of preferred embodiments. Show it

Fig. 1 schematically shows components of a mobile device, which contains the components of the device and

Fig. 2 shows a mobile device, which is together with external units the device.

In Figure 1, a mobile device ME is shown, which comprises a location determination unit PU, a direction determination unit DU, a processor unit CPU and an interface IF to a database DB. In the location determination unit PU are for example, a GPS (Global positive oning System) unit, by means of which the location of the mobile device ME can be accurately determined at least some meters. an easy axis PA via the mobile device ME can be defined. The easy axis PA is defined as by the geometrical shape of the mobile device ME, such as the longitudinal axis. By a suitable finding device, such as the antenna of a mobile radio device, an easy axis can be defined. An easy axis is defined by the way how the device normally used for hand held. The orientation of the easy axis PA is determined via a directional determination unit DU. A possible realization of the direction determination unit DU is composed in a so-called electronic compass. Such electronic compasses are already known from the literature [1,2]. Your sensitivity analyzes ty to weak magnetic fields (MTR) is achieved by the use of magnetoresistive sensors. Magneto resistive means that the conductance of the resistor is changed under the action of a magnetic field. This is beige leads manufacturers that the electrons are due to the Lorentz force, the lektronenflußrichtung perpendicular to the E and the magnetic field acts, deflected, whereby the conductance of the resistor will affect the flow through the resistor. By a suitable arrangement of a plurality magnetoresisti- ver resistors in different orientations to an external magnetic field, which can be realized for example as a bridge circuit smallest rotations can already be measured in the magnetic field.

To reduce the power consumption of this electronic compass, are optionally also TMR-based sensor elements provided (TMR: tunnelmagnetoresistiv). The reduction of power consumption based on their resistance in mega-ohm range, as well as the small size, which is on the order of about 10x10 micrometers.

Are location and direction determined, can be defined a spatial area with it. This can be done another size when the preferred axis PA about corresponds long indicates a road without indication. In addition to location and direction of an angle specified, can be defined a sector with it. This sector can make to a region of space again. The indication and / or adjustment of the angle can be automated or performed manually.

In order to limit the sector, its radius is further determined A manual determination of the radius can be carried out on the attitude of the mobile device ME, which defines about its orientation to a vertical axis: Man shows the capacity-gauging device towards the earth, so the radius is reduced has the finding device further upward, so the radius is increased. The orientation of the mobile device ME can be with respect to an approximately parallel to the ground surface (horizontal) to determine a tilt sensor, which additionally detects the vertical component of the magnetic field.

Alternatively can the radius depending on the amount of data that are assigned to a sector region, set: Stay the amount of data determined, the radius at low data density, which is the amount of data in the sector per unit length, large, while at high data density of the radius is small. So can be limited to a display side, the amounts indicated then.

The segment can be assigned to a spatial range over which a selection query can then be placed in a database DB. For transferring the determined data to the surface of the database DB an interface IF is provided. The individual processes are controlled by a processor unit CPU.

A process described in Figure 1 mobile device ME is largely self-sufficient from other institutions, such as the network operator, as the required modules are largely contained in the mobile device ME itself. Therefore, another implementation is to outsource the modules entirely or partially, for example in central facilities of a cellular network. This situation is shown in FIG. 2 The location determination unit PU of the mobile device ME is realized partly external. This is the case when common Peilungsmethoden be used via base stations to determine the location of the mobile device. Similar Peilungseinrichtungen be realized with more effort for the detection of direction ittlungseinheit DU. For reasons of space and for the purpose of data management databases are often kept centrally. In this case, then located at the mobile device ME only the interface IF to the database. Then there is of course also possible to assign much of the required computing power to the outsourced CPU. A display D is not necessarily located at the mobile device ME, but the display can also be done externally, for example via projection as to so-called Mikrodis- plays, which can be attached to eyeglasses.

In the context of the invention are also a variety of other embodiments that are not described here. They can but approximately examples by an expert using the procedures described execution lightweight and easy to put into practice.

[1] Magnetic field sensors - Versatile helpers Electronics from 1996 to 2000, WK specialist magazine publisher, Issue 3 page 40 et seq.

[2] EP 0855599 A2 LIST OF REFERENCE NUMERALS

ME Mobile Device

D Display PU location determination unit

DU direction detection unit

CPU processor unit

IS interface

DB database PA preferred axis

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1. A method of displaying information by means of a mobile device - in which the current position of the mobile device is determined,
- in which by the alignment of the mobile device, a direction is defined and this direction is determined,
Direction and position define a spatial region, - - are selected in dependence on the spatial area data from a data set and
- this data is displayed by means of the mobile device.
2. The method of claim 1, wherein the data in dependence on the distance to the position shown sorted accordingly.
3. The method of claim 1 or 2, wherein the amount of display data brought to be fixed.
4. The method according to any one of the preceding claims,
- in which an angle is established, will be described with the aid of which, together with position and direction of a segment,
- and is described by this segment of the spatial region.
5. The method of claim 4, wherein the radius of the segment is adjustable ments.
6. The method of claim 5, wherein the radius of the segment by the orientation of the mobile device with respect to a vertical axis is adjustable.
7. The device comprises means for displaying information of a mobile device (ME), which in its geometric configuration, a preferred axis (PA)
- a unit (PU) for determining the position of the mobile device (ME) - with a direction detecting means (DU) for determining the orientation of the preferential axis
- can be represented by means of a display device (D) - with an interface (IF) to a data memory (DB), from which, depending on orientation of the preferential axis and position data are retrievable and.
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