WO2014040807A1 - Touch entries along a ridge/depression on a touch-sensitive surface - Google Patents

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WO2014040807A1
WO2014040807A1 PCT/EP2013/066787 EP2013066787W WO2014040807A1 WO 2014040807 A1 WO2014040807 A1 WO 2014040807A1 EP 2013066787 W EP2013066787 W EP 2013066787W WO 2014040807 A1 WO2014040807 A1 WO 2014040807A1
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Sonja RÜMELIN
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Abstract

The invention relates to a method for providing an entry on a touch-sensitive surface, in particular a touch-sensitive surface of a display, said surface comprising a ridge/depression, on both sides of which a respective region of the surface lies. The method comprises the steps: detection of a movement of a finger of a user, said movement being one of continual contact, along the ridge/depression; output of a value on the basis of the detected movement of the finger along the ridge/depression.

Description

Touch inputs along a threshold on a touch sensitive surface

The invention relates to a method for providing a command option on a touch sensitive surface, and a suitably equipped apparatus.

The use of touch-sensitive surfaces often requires a visual inspection or control of the input. This is true for touch pads as well as for touch screens. In the first case, the control is typically done on a separate display that displays a cursor, which reflects the movement of the finger on the touch Päd. In the second case, the control is carried out directly by comparing the position of the hand and graphic elements of the display of the touch screen.

In some situations, however, a blind operation without visual monitoring or controlling the input would be on touch-sensitive surfaces desires worth seeing. One such situation is driving a motor vehicle. In this situation, the driver's gaze should not possible be averted from the road to avoid accidents.

The object of the skilled person is therefore a method to provide, inputs may be provided in a touch-sensitive surface with no visual inspection or control.

The object is solved by the method according to claim 1 and by the apparatus according to claim. 9 Advantageous embodiments are defined in the dependent claims.

Disclosed is a method for providing input on a touch sensitive surface, especially a touch-sensitive display surface, wherein the surface comprises a threshold on both sides of which a respective region of the surface, said method comprising: detecting a threshold continuously contacting movement a user's finger along the threshold; Outputting a value based on the detected movement of the finger along the threshold.

By the way an input to a physical structure, the threshold to provide, the user can use his sense of touch. Consequently, it is no longer necessary to turn our gaze to the touch-sensitive surface. This is true both for finding the place can be placed on the inputs, as well as the amount of input, so far as the user travels along with his finger on the threshold. Even when traveling along on the threshold of loading receives user haptic feedback, as he pulls his finger on a physical structure. In this way, a blind operation is enabled.

A threshold may comprise two side walls which may be straight curved concave or convex depending. The side walls may also be formed by a combination of straight, concave or convex portions. The threshold may be configured such that it feels to a user such as an edge. Further, the threshold may project beyond the surface or protrude into them. Also described herein is a kink in the surface, particularly with acute or obtuse angle, understood as the threshold.

A touch-sensitive surface is adapted to sense contact of the surface and the location of the touch. These capabilities can be implemented with- by techniques known in capacitive, resistive, optical, or infrared-based measurement, or other in the prior art devices and methods. In particular, the touch-sensitive surface is a touch Päd or touch screen. Writing the value may be an issue to a function, a program, a program module or directly to the user.

In a development, the method further comprising: detecting the starting point and the current point of contact of the threshold for the movement of the fingers along the gers threshold; Determining the value based on the distance between the starting point and the current point on the threshold, in particular is taken into account, the absolute position of the start point on the threshold, the current point is in particular the end point of the movement of the finger along the threshold.

Thus, it is not important at which point the user touches the threshold and which performs its movement. This is particularly advantageous when the threshold without further guides or markings is provided with respect to their extension. The user can start typing then at the point where he senses the threshold and not have to look further or to open the threshold or the like.

In one variant, the surface is a display surface, the method comprising: displaying a reference starting point for the threshold; Detecting the current point of the movement of the finger on the threshold; Determining the value based on the distance between the reference start point and the current point, the current point in particular, the end point of the movement along the threshold.

In some cases it may be desired to carry out the movement along the threshold with respect to a reference point represented optically. For this, a starting point is visually presented to the user, and this takes the input in terms prior to this reference point. One application is the provision of a plurality of possible inputs along the threshold. In other words; A first region of the threshold is assigned to a setting of a first function, a second region of the threshold is sen zugwie- of setting a second function. The starting points for entering for each function are then displayed. An example is the separate adjustment of the target temperature for the driver and passenger air conditioning.

In a further development of the method, the surface is a display surface, and the method further comprises: displaying an indication, close at least partially, to detect on the threshold that indicates the willingness to move and determine a value of the threshold, or the indication may a color change in the threshold and the surrounding areas may be, or a text-based hint. Just a color change provides the user the ability from the corner of the eye or by very short round-look to see if he makes a correct input. The user does not permanently turn his gaze the threshold.

In a variant, the method comprises displaying an indication of the readiness for detecting motion at the threshold and for determining the value to another display or not the threshold in a broad region of the surface. The additional display may be a head-up display, a head-mounted display or a separate display in the field of view of the user. The non-exhaustive the threshold region of the surface may be deposited with a display, which screen may be formed in this area, a touch.

Furthermore, it is conceivable also display the output value, or a conversion DES same in a relevant for a functional size and that on the other display or not the threshold in a broad region of the surface. This gives the user feedback on the measure of his value changing movement.

In one embodiment, the surface is a display surface and the procedural ren further comprising. Displaying an indication that the threshold is touched in particular in the sleeper itself, on an area adjacent to the threshold region of the surface, especially in a threshold not the full area of ​​the surface. In this way, the user receives additional feedback that it touches the threshold and obtained in this way an acknowledgment that the system works. The reference can be made such that the user can recognize him from a corner of the eye and not the threshold or the areas of the surface must turn his eyes permanently. The reference can be a color change. In a variant of note is that the threshold is touched, displayed on a further display, in particular a head-up display or a head-mounted display. In a further development, the method also comprises: setting a first function based on the value when an input has been received previously, that the threshold to be used for input for the first function; Setting a second function based on the value when an input has been received previously, that is to be the threshold for the input for the second function used; Wherein the first function is in particular a first vehicle function and said second function is in particular a second vehicle function. The threshold can be so use to enter for various functions. In this way, space and space is saved, since not a threshold must be provided for each function. The user selects before the movement input, for which this input is to be used. Use may be to adjust the volume of a radio, the temperature in the interior, the seat height, seat tilt, the height of the display of a head-up displays, etc..

Disclosed is also an apparatus comprising: a touch-sensitive surface; wherein the surface comprises a threshold, which is arranged such that there is on both sides of the threshold depending on an area of ​​the surface; electronic processing means; wherein the apparatus is adapted to perform one of the methods disclosed above. The electronic processing means may be a einrichtbarer through programs computer. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

Fig. 1 shows schematically a touch-sensitive surface with threshold in cross-section according to an embodiment.

Fig. 2 schematically shows the touch-sensitive surface with threshold in a plan view according to the embodiment of FIG.. Fig. 3 illustrates schematically the touch-sensitive surface in accordance with Fig. 1 and a head-up display is in use according to an embodiment. Fig. 4 schematically shows a further touch-sensitive surface according to another embodiment.

Like reference numerals refer to corresponding elements throughout the figures. DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE EMBODIMENT

Fig. 1 shows a touch sensitive display surface 1 with threshold 2 in cross section according to an embodiment. The threshold 2 projects above the surface 1, has a constant cross-section over the width of the surface 1 of time and can easily be sensed by a user. In Fig. 2 is shown DIE same touch-sensitive surface 1 with the threshold 2 in a plan view. The hatched area denotes the region of the threshold 2. The threshold 2 separates an upper 1a and a lower 1b region of the surface, so that a portion of the surface 1a on one side of the threshold 2, and a portion of the surface 1b on the other side the threshold is 2. The surface-che 1 is adapted to detect a user touches with his finger. At the same time, the surface 1 is configured to display any graphics and text. The display of graphics and text can by back projection, or be done by using flexible displays such as OLEDs.

Fig. 3 shows the touch-sensitive display surface 1 in use. The display surface 1 is installed in the center console of a motor vehicle, in particular cars and can by the driver (in other words, the user) there are easily reached. While driving, the driver wants the radio volume (in other words, a function) Change the motor vehicle and touches to the button 7 on the display surface 1. The user palpated subsequently with his finger 3 the threshold 2 and touches the threshold 2 at point 4, which is detected by the touch-sensitive surface. 1 In an area 5 around the threshold, the color displayed there after the touch of the button 7 changes from blue to red. In a head-up display 6 the text-based message appears on the volume with the currently set volume. To change the volume of the user moves his finger 3 in constant con- tact with the threshold 2 to the right. With the progressive movement of the finger, the value for the volume is newly determined continuously depending on the distance traveled on the threshold. 2 In the example shown in FIG. 3, the user has with his fingers 3 on the threshold 2 is a distance traveled (reasonable indicated by the arrow) corresponding to an increase in the volume on the abstract size 12. The change in volume from the original value is not dependent on the absolute position of the initial contact point 4 with the threshold, but only on the distance of this.

To change another function to reset the temperature for the interior here, the user touches the button 8. As in the example of the radio volume, the user can now adjust the temperature by touching and moving his finger along the emerging second The current setting is displayed him in the head-up display. Also, in the temperature setting the threshold 2 is first highlighted by a coloring of the area 5 after the touch of the button. 8 After contact of the threshold 2, this area 5 then changes its color to indicate the correct recognition of the touch.

Alternatively, of course, a graphical symbol for a reference point on the threshold 2 can be displayed, and the change in volume depending on the distance of the touch of the finger 3 of this reference point can be made. It may be arranged that the finger 3 to adjust the volume (the value) must touch the first reference point and must then move in a permanent contact with the threshold in motion along the threshold to change the volume. On the other hand, it can be provided that have the contact of the threshold at a different point sufficient to change the volume.

In this way, a blind operation during setting the value for the radio volume and temperature enables the user that he does not have to depend on the threshold 2, the touch-sensitive display surface 1 views because he can use his sense of touch to the threshold 2 for setting the tes to find advertising and is also guided by the emerging second Fig. 4 schematically shows a further touch-sensitive surface 1 according to another embodiment. This touch-sensitive surface 1 is flush-mounted in a dashboard of a motor vehicle. The touch-sensitive surface follows the contour of the instrument panel. This creates two sleepers 2a and 2b, which can be referred to as edges.

Claims

A method for providing input option on a touch-sensitive surface (1), in particular a touch-sensitive display surface, wherein the surface (1) comprising a tie (2) on both sides (1 a, 1b) to a respective region of the surface (1) is , the method comprising:
Detecting a threshold (2) continuously contacting movement of a finger (3) of a user along the sleeper (2);
Outputting a value based on the detected movement of the finger
(3) along the sleeper (2).
The method of claim 1, further comprising:
Detecting the starting point (4) and the current point of contact of the sleeper (2) during the movement of the finger (3) along the sleeper (2);
Determining the value based on the distance between the starting point
(4) and the current point on the sleeper (2), in particular the absolute position of the start point (4) remains on the sleeper (2) taken into account, with the current point in particular, the end point of the movement of the finger (3) along the sill (2).
The method of claim 1, wherein the surface (1) is a display surface, further comprising:
Show a reference start point;
Detecting the current touch point of the finger (3) on the threshold
(2); wherein the current point in particular, the end point of the movement along the threshold is based on determining the value of the distance between the reference start point and the current point.
4. The method according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the surface (1) is a display surface, further comprising:
Displaying an indication (5) in the vicinity of the sleeper (2) or at least in part on the sleeper (2) indicative of readiness to detect motion and to determine a value.
5. The method according to any one of the preceding claims, further comprising: displaying an indication (5) of the readiness for detecting a movement of the sleeper (2) and for determining the value to another display or a threshold (2) is not comprehensive region of the surface (1).
6. The method according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the surface (1) is a display surface, further comprising:
Displaying an indication (5) that the threshold is touched in particular in the sleeper (2) itself, adjacent to one of the sleeper (2) region (5) of the surface; especially in a threshold (2) is not comprehensive area of ​​the surface (1). 7. The method according to any one of the preceding claims, further comprising:
Displaying an indication that the threshold (2) is touched, to a further display, in particular a head-up display (6) or a head-mounted display.
8. The method according to any one of the preceding claims, further comprising: setting a first function based on the value when an input has been received previously, that the sleeper (2) to be used for input for the first function;
Setting a second function based on the value when an input has been received previously, that the sleeper (2) to be used for input for the second function;
Wherein the first function is in particular a first vehicle function and said second function is in particular a second vehicle function.
9. An apparatus comprising:
A touch-sensitive surface (1); wherein the surface (1) comprising a tie (2) which is arranged so that on both sides of the sleeper (2) is a respective region of the surface (1); electronic processing means; wherein the apparatus is adapted to perform a method according to any one of the preceding claims.
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