Global Patent Index - EP 2151657 A2

EP 2151657 A2 2010-02-10 - Method, apparatus, and system of providing sensor-based tactile feedback

Title (en)

Method, apparatus, and system of providing sensor-based tactile feedback

Title (de)

Verfahren, Vorrichtung und System zur Bereitstellung einer sensorbasierten taktilen Rückmeldung

Title (fr)

Procédé, appareil et système pour fournir un retour tactile basé sur des capteurs

Publication

EP 2151657 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 09167119 A

Priority

US 18598808 A

Abstract (en)

A method, system, and apparatus for providing feedback about firing on blueforce personnel (110,120) are provided. A blueforce soldier is armed with a weapon (112,122) that has one or more weapon sensors (350,360,370). The weapon sensors (350,360,370) may provide information about a direction of fire and a firing state of the weapon (112,122). A blueforce-injury-possibility calculator (240) may determine the direction of fire, the firing state, and an injury zone of the weapon (112,122) based on the information from the weapon sensors (350,360,370). The blueforce-injury-possibility calculator (240) may receive location information about one or more blueforce personnel (110,120). The blueforce-injury-possibility calculator (240) may then determine a blueforce-injury possibility based on the injury zone and the location information. Tactile feedback (250) may be provided to the blueforce soldier (110,120) based on the blueforce-injury possibility. The tactile feedback may be provided via a tactile-feedback suit.

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F41A 17/08 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F41A 17/08 (2013.01); F41A 19/08 (2013.01)

Citation (applicant)

  • ROGER W. CHOLEWIAK; AMY COLLINS: "Vibrotactile Pattern Discrimination and Communality at Several Body Sites", PERCEPTION AND PSYCHOPHYSICS, vol. 57, no. 5, 1995, pages 724 - 37
  • AARON BLOOMFIELD; NORMAN I. BADLER: "A Low Cost Tactor Suit for Vibrotactile Feedback", 1 January 2003

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK SM TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL BA RS

EPO simple patent family

EP 2151657 A2 20100210; US 2010031808 A1 20100211

INPADOC legal status


2011-09-28 [18W] APPLICATION WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20110822

2010-02-10 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20090803

2010-02-10 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK SM TR

2010-02-10 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL BA RS