(19)
(11)EP 3 594 786 A1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(43)Date of publication:
15.01.2020 Bulletin 2020/03

(21)Application number: 19193796.0

(22)Date of filing:  21.07.2015
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
G06F 3/01(2006.01)
G06T 7/00(2017.01)
H04W 4/00(2018.01)
G02B 27/00(2006.01)
H04W 12/06(2009.01)
G02B 27/01(2006.01)
G06K 9/00(2006.01)
H04N 21/422(2011.01)
H04W 4/20(2018.01)
G06K 9/78(2006.01)
H04W 84/18(2009.01)
H04M 1/725(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL 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 RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 29.07.2014 KR 20140096764
11.03.2015 KR 20150034042

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
18174526.6 / 3401764
15177596.2 / 2980675

(71)Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Gyeonggi-do 16677 (KR)

(72)Inventors:
  • Ko, Jae-woo
    Gyeonggi-do (KR)
  • Lee, Jae-young
    Gyeonggi-do (KR)
  • Kim, Hyun-jung
    Gyeonggi-do (KR)

(74)Representative: Grünecker Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB 
Leopoldstraße 4
80802 München
80802 München (DE)

 
Remarks:
This application was filed on 27-08-2019 as a divisional application to the application mentioned under INID code 62.
 


(54)MOBILE DEVICE AND METHOD OF PAIRING THE SAME WITH ELECTRIC DEVICE


(57) The invention is directed to head mounted display (HMD, 110) to be paired with an electronic device, the HMD comprising: a memory for storing identification information and device information of the electronic device, the device information regarding information for pairing the HMD (110) with the electronic device; an image obtaining unit configured to obtain an image of an electronic device; a processor (114) configured to perform extracting identification information regarding the electronic device from the obtained image, searching for the stored identification information and selecting the electronic device corresponding to the extracted identification information; a wireless communication unit configured to pair with the selected electronic device based on device information of the selected electronic device.




Description

1. Field



[0001] One or more exemplary embodiments relate to a method and an apparatus for pairing with electronic devices.

2. Description of the Related Art



[0002] Along with technological developments, electronic devices are miniaturized and have various shapes, wearable devices to be worn on a body are being developed. For example, swart watches or smart glasses are being developed. A smart watch generally refers to an embedded system wrist watch having more improved functions than general wrist watches. A smart glass generally refers to a wearable computer including a head mounted display (HMD). Wearable devices may be categorized into stand-alone devices and interlocking devices. A stand-alone device includes an input/output unit, a processing unit, a storage unit, and a communication unit and may be used alone. An interlocking device refers to a device that may be used after being interlocked with a separate device, such as a smart phone.

SUMMARY



[0003] One or more exemplary embodiments include a method of pairing with an electronic device included in an input image.

[0004] Additional aspects will be set forth in part in the description which follows and, in part, will be apparent from the description, or may be learned by practice of the presented exemplary embodiments.

[0005] According to one or more exemplary embodiments, glasses to be paired with an electronic device, the glasses include a memory, which stores identification information and device information regarding each of a plurality of electronic devices, the device information represents information for pairing the glasses with the plurality of electronic devices; an image obtaining unit, which obtains an image of at least one electronic device via a camera included in the glasses; an identification information extracting unit, which extracts identification information regarding an electronic device included in the obtained image; a pairing target selecting unit, which search for the stored identification information and selects an electronic device corresponding to the extracted identification information; and a wireless communication unit, which pairs with the selected electronic device based on device information of the selected electronic device.

[0006] According to one or more exemplary embodiments, a method, which is performed by glasses, of pairing with an electronic device, the method includes storing identification information and device information regarding each of a plurality of electronic devices, the device information represents information for pairing the glasses with the plurality of electronic devices; obtaining an image of at least one electronic device via a camera included in the glasses; extracting identification information regarding an electronic device included in the obtained image; searching for the stored identification information and selecting an electronic device corresponding to the extracted identification information; and pairing with the selected electronic device based on device information of the selected electronic device.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



[0007] These and/or other aspects will become apparent and more readily appreciated from the following description of the exemplary embodiments, taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings in which:

FIG. 1 is a diagram for describing a method that a mobile device according to an embodiment pairs with an electronic device;

FIG. 2 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device pairs with the remote controller and controls the remote controller;

FIG. 3 is a flowchart for describing a method that the mobile device controls an electronic device, according to an embodiment;

FIG. 4 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device directly controls the TV, according to an embodiment;

FIG. 5 is a flowchart for describing a method that a mobile device according to an embodiment controls an electronic device;

FIG. 6 is a diagram showing configuration of the mobile device according to an embodiment;

FIG. 7 is a diagram showing configuration of the mobile device according to an embodiment;

FIG. 8 is a diagram for describing a method that the smart glasses according to an embodiment obtain an image of an electronic device;

FIG. 9 is a diagram showing configuration of the smart glasses according to an embodiment;

FIG. 10 is a diagram for describing a pairing method according to an embodiment;

FIG. 11 is a diagram for describing a pairing method according to an embodiment;

FIG. 12 is a diagram for describing a pairing method according to an embodiment;

FIG. 13 is a diagram for describing a pairing method according to an embodiment;

FIG. 14A is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device according to an embodiment pairs with an electronic device by broadcasting a packet;

FIG. 14B is a diagram for describing a method that an electronic device according to an embodiment pairs with the mobile device by broadcasting a packet;

FIG. 15 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device according to an embodiment performs pairing via broadcasting a packet;

FIG. 16 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device according to an embodiment controls an electronic device by using an input unit;

FIG. 17 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device according to an embodiment controls an electronic device by using an application;

FIG. 18 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device according to an embodiment controls an electronic device by providing a screen image displayed at the electronic device;

FIG. 19 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device according to an embodiment controls an audio system;

FIG. 20 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device according to an embodiment controls an air conditioner;

FIG. 21 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device according to an embodiment controls a laptop PC;

FIG. 22 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device according to an embodiment controls a refrigerator;

FIG. 23 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device according to an embodiment controls the wearable device;

FIG. 24 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device according to an embodiment controls mobile device;

FIG. 25 shows a case in which the display unit displays a screen image identical to a screen image displayed at the other mobile device;

FIGS. 26A and 26B are diagrams for describing a method that the mobile device pairs with an electronic device using an image of the electronic device;

FIG. 27 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device pairs with an electronic device via a text;

FIG. 28 is a diagram for describing an operation for the mobile device according to an embodiment to register an electronic device;

FIG. 29 is a diagram for describing an operation for the mobile device according to an embodiment to register an application;

FIG. 30 a diagram for describing an operation for the mobile device according to an embodiment to register an application;

FIG. 31 a diagram for describing an operation for the mobile device according to an embodiment to register an application;

FIG. 32 a diagram for describing an operation for the mobile device according to an embodiment to register a control function;

FIG. 33 a diagram for describing an operation for the mobile device according to an embodiment to pair with an electronic device;

FIG. 34 a diagram for describing an operation for the mobile device according to an embodiment to identify an object and provide related functions;

FIG. 35 a diagram for describing an operation for the mobile device according to an embodiment to make a phone call to an identified person;

FIG. 36 a diagram for describing an operation for the mobile device according to an embodiment to send a message to an identified person;

FIG. 37 is a diagram for describing an operation for the mobile device according to an embodiment to execute an application corresponding to an identified person;

FIG. 38 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device according to an embodiment performs a function registered with respect to an identified object;

FIG. 39 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device according to an embodiment controls a legacy device;

FIG. 40 is a diagram for describing a method that glasses according to an embodiment control electronic devices;

FIG. 41 is a flowchart for describing a method of seamlessly playing back content according to an embodiment;

FIG. 42 is a flowchart for describing a method of seamlessly playing back content according to an embodiment;

FIG. 43 is a diagram for describing an electronic device according to an embodiment;

FIG. 44 is a diagram for describing a seamless playback method according to an embodiment;

FIG. 45 is a diagram for describing an embodiment for utilizing user-customized bookmark information if there are a plurality of users;

FIG. 46 is a diagram for describing glasses according to an embodiment;

FIG. 47 is a flowchart for describing a method of seamlessly playing back content according to an embodiment;

FIG. 48 is a flowchart for describing a method of paring electronic devices according to an embodiment;

FIG. 49 is a diagram for describing a pairing method and a seamless content playback method according to an embodiment;

FIG. 50 is a flowchart for describing a method that the smart phone pairs with the TV and the smart phone transmits content to the TV;

FIGS. 51A and 51B are diagrams for describing a method of determining an electronic device to seamlessly play back content;

FIGS. 52A and 52B are diagrams for describing a method of determining electronic devices to seamlessly play back content;

FIG. 53 is a flowchart for describing a method that the smart phone pairs with the TV and the smart phone transmits content to the TV;

FIG. 54 is a diagram for describing a seamless playback method using a bookmark;

FIG. 55 is a diagram for describing a seamless playback method with respect to a plurality of users; and

FIG. 56 is a diagram for describing an example of an electronic device which receives content from a nearby electronic device and plays back the content.


DETAILED DESCRIPTION



[0008] As the inventive concept allows for various changes and numerous embodiments, particular embodiments will be illustrated in the drawings and described in detail in the written description. However, this is not intended to limit the inventive concept to particular modes of practice, and it is to be appreciated that all changes, equivalents, and substitutes that do not depart from the technical scope of the inventive concept are encompassed in the inventive concept. In the description of the inventive concept, certain detailed explanations of the related art are omitted when it is deemed that they may unnecessarily obscure the essence of the inventive concept.

[0009] While such terms as "first," "second," etc., may be used to describe various components, such components must not be limited to the above terms. The above terms are used only to distinguish one component from another.

[0010] The terms used in the present specification are merely used to describe particular embodiments, and are not intended to limit the inventive concept. An expression used in the singular encompasses the expression of the plural, unless it has a clearly different meaning in the context. In the present specification, it is to be understood that the terms such as "including" or "having," etc., are intended to indicate the existence of the features, numbers, steps, actions, components, parts, or combinations thereof disclosed in the specification, and are not intended to preclude the possibility that one or more other features, numbers, steps, actions, components, parts, or combinations thereof may exist or may be added.

[0011] Reference will now be made in detail to exemplary embodiments, examples of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein like reference numerals refer to like elements throughout. In this regard, the present exemplary embodiments may have different forms and should not be construed as being limited to the descriptions set forth herein. Accordingly, the exemplary embodiments are merely described below, by referring to the figures, to explain aspects of the present description. Expressions such as "at least one of," when preceding a list of elements, modify the entire list of elements and do not modify the individual elements of the list.

[0012] FIG. 1 is a diagram for describing a method that a mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment pairs with an electronic device. Referring to FIG. 1, a user may pair the mobile device 1000 with nearby electronic devices 210 through 230. For example, the mobile device 1000 may be a device that may recognize nearby electronic devices, such as smart glasses 110, a smart camera 120, a wearable device 130, and a smart phone 140, and may be connected to the nearby device wirelessly.

[0013] The mobile device 1000 identifies an electronic device included in an input image and pairs with the identified electronic device. The identification of an electronic device may be an operation of determining whether an input image includes an electronic device. Furthermore, the identification of an electronic device may be an operation of determining type of an electronic device included in an input image. Furthermore, the identification of an electronic device may be an operation of determining name of an electronic device included in an input image.

[0014] Electronic devices may include devices that may directly communicate with the mobile device 1000 and legacy devices that are unable to directly communicate with the mobile device 1000. A legacy device may communicate with the mobile device 1000 via a patch. A process for the mobile device 1000 to control a legacy device via a patch will be described below in detail with reference to FIG. 39.

[0015] Pairing refers to an operation for connecting the mobile device 1000 to an electronic device via a wire or wirelessly. Furthermore, pairing refers to an operation of establishing settings of the mobile device 1000 to transmit and receive data to and from an electronic device via a wire or wirelessly.

[0016] The mobile device 1000 stores identification information for identifying a plurality of electronic devices. Identification information may be information unique to an electronic device to distinguish the corresponding electronic device from other electronic devices. For example, identification information includes information regarding appearance of an electronic device, such as shape, feature points, and image of an electronic device. Furthermore, identification information may include a text indicating name of an electronic device, that is, type or model name of an electronic device. Furthermore, identification information may include audio obtained as a person or a machine reads the name of an electronic device.

[0017] The mobile device 1000 may identify a plurality of electronic devices by scanning pre-arranged codes. A pre-arranged code may be a data indicating technique for storing information, such as a barcode, a QR code, or a color code. A barcode stores information by using a combination of vertical lines having different thicknesses. A QR code is a 2-dimensional code in which information is stored as a square lattice-like pattern. A color code is a data indicating technique for storing information by using a combination of fixed colors. For example, a color code may be printed to a matrix-like shape by using colors including red, green, and blue. A code may be printed on the exterior of an electronic device and may include information including name, type, or serial code of the electronic device. The mobile device 1000 may scan a barcode, a QR code, or a color code by using a camera and identify an electronic device having printed thereon the code based on information read out therefrom. Although a barcode, a QR code, and a color code are exemplified above, any of various codes may be used to identify an electronic device as long as the code may be scanned by the mobile device 1000 to read out information therefrom. The mobile device 1000 may recognize different features of respective electronic devices, generate identification information based on the same, and store the generated identification information in a memory. The mobile device 1000 may obtain average features of each of types of electronic devices and store the average features in a memory. The mobile device 1000 may store names, features, and shapes of electronic devices together with identification symbols of the electronic devices.

[0018] The mobile device 1000 may store portions of the appearance of an electronic device as feature points. For example, the mobile device 1000 may extract the edge from the appearance of an electronic device and store the extracted edge as identification information regarding the electronic device. For example, when the mobile device 1000 extracts features of a camera, the mobile device 1000 may extract the edge of the camera only and store the extracted edge as identification information regarding the camera instead of storing information regarding the entire appearance of the camera as the identification information. A camera includes a rectangular body and a circular lens located in the body. The mobile device 1000 extracts edges of the body and the lens and stores the edges as identification information regarding the camera.

[0019] The mobile device 1000 may store not only an edge, but also various other features that may be extracted from the appearance of an electronic device and store the features as identification information regarding the electronic device. Furthermore, for the mobile device 1000 to analyze an image and extract features of an electronic device therefrom, various techniques including the above-stated method may be applied.

[0020] The mobile device 1000 identifies electronic devices included in an input image, extracts identification information regarding the electronic devices, and selects identification information corresponding to the extracted identification information from among identification information stored in the mobile device 1000. Selecting identification information corresponding to extracted identification information may refer to searching for identification information that is identical to the extracted identification information by a set percentage or higher. Extracted identification information is information regarding electronic devices obtained from a current input image, whereas identification information to be searched for is information regarding electronic devices stored in the mobile device 1000 in advance.

[0021] The mobile device 1000 pairs with a selected electronic device by using device information regarding the selected electronic device. Device information refers to information necessary for the mobile device 1000 and an electronic device to pair with each other. For example, device information may be a MAC address or an IP address of an electronic device. The mobile device 1000 pairs with an electronic device by using a MAC address or an IP address. Furthermore, device information may also be transmitted from a server (not shown).

[0022] Since a legacy device is unable to directly pair with the mobile device 1000, a patch attached to the legacy device may pair with the mobile device 1000.

[0023] After being paired, the mobile device 1000 may control an electronic device. For example, the term 'paired' may indicate a state that the mobile device 1000 may transmit data to an electronic device. Controlling an electronic device may mean that the electronic device operates according to data transmitted from the mobile device 1000. FIG. 1 shows a case in which the mobile device 1000 pairs with electronic devices, such as a remote controller 210, and audio system 220, a smart phone 230, or a legacy device like a refrigerator 235 having attached thereto a patch 235a. Here, the refrigerator 235 is a legacy device.

[0024] The mobile device 1000 may control a paired electronic device by using an input device of the mobile device 1000. For example, the mobile device 1000 may adjust channel and volume of a paired electronic device by using the input device of the mobile device 1000. The input device refers to a device capable of receiving instructions of a user. For example, the input device may be a button, a touch panel, a camera, or a mouse.

[0025] A screen image for controlling a paired electronic device may be displayed at a display unit 1400 of the mobile device 1000. The screen image for controlling a paired electronic device may be a screen image displaying functions included in the electronic device. Alternatively, the screen image for controlling a paired electronic device may be a screen image for transmitting a control signal from the mobile device 1000 to the electronic device.

[0026] The mobile device 1000 may display various types of control screen images according to types of identified electronic devices. Types of electronic devices refer to respective groups of electronic devices for performing different functions, e.g., mobile devices, wearable devices, remote controls, home appliances, etc. In FIG. 1, a screen image for adjusting channel or volume is displayed at the display unit 1400 of the mobile device 1000. Therefore, buttons for changing channel and buttons for changing volume may be displayed at the display unit 1400. The mobile device 1000 receives a user input and determines which of buttons is selected by the user input. The mobile device 1000 transmits a control signal corresponding to the selected button to an electronic device. For example, the mobile device 1000 may receive a user input and output a control signal for adjusting channel or volume to the remote controller 210, the audio system 220, or the smart phone 230.

[0027] The audio system 220 or the smart phone 230 may increase volume of a song that is currently being played back or change song to play back according to a control signal received from the mobile device 1000.

[0028] Based on a status set by a user, the mobile device 1000 may or may not identify an electronic device included in an input image and pair with the identified electronic device. A user interface (UI) element for activating or deactivating the corresponding function may be displayed at the display unit 1400 of the mobile device 1000. For example, a button or a checkbox for activating or deactivating the corresponding function may be displayed at the display unit 1400 of the mobile device 1000. A user may identify an electronic device included in an input image and pair with the identified electronic device by touching a button or selecting a checkbox.

[0029] The mobile device 1000 may or may not identify an electronic device included in an input image and pair with the identified electronic device based on power remaining in a battery. The mobile device 1000 may check power remaining in a battery and, if the power is less than or equal to a pre-set value, the mobile device 1000 may not perform the corresponding functions. For example, if the pre-set value is 10% of power remaining in a battery, the mobile device 1000 may not identify an electronic device included in an input image. Alternatively, the mobile device 1000 may not pair with an identified electronic device. If more than 10% of power is remaining in a battery, the mobile device 1000 may identify an electronic device included in an input image and pair with the identified electronic device.

[0030] FIG. 2 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device 1000 pairs with the remote controller 210 and controls the remote controller 210. The remote controller 210 controls other electronic devices, such as a TV 240, according to control signals received from the mobile device 1000.

[0031] The mobile device 1000 obtains an image of the remote controller 210 via a camera. The obtaining of an image may include obtaining at least one still image. The mobile device 1000 pairs with the remote controller 210. The mobile device 1000 outputs a control signal for adjusting channel or volume to the remote controller 210. The remote controller 210 receives the control signal from the mobile device 1000 and outputs a control signal to the TV 240. The TV 240 operates according to the received control signal.

[0032] FIG. 3 is a flowchart for describing a method that the mobile device 1000 controls an electronic device, according to an embodiment. Referring to FIG. 3, the mobile device 1000 may control an electronic device after being paired with the same.

[0033] In an operation 310, the mobile device 1000 stores identification information and device information regarding electronic devices. The identification information includes information for identifying appearances of the electronic devices, whereas the device information includes information for establishing connections between the mobile device 1000 and the electronic devices. The mobile device 1000 may obtain an image of an electronic device via a camera and extract identification information regarding the electronic device included in the obtained image. The mobile device 1000 stores the extracted identification information. The mobile device 1000 may receive device information from a user. The mobile device 1000 may store device information by receiving information regarding an electronic device, such as a MAC address and capability information. Capability information may be information regarding functions that may be performed by an electronic device. For example, capability information is information indicating whether an electronic device is capable of playing back sounds or whether an electronic device is capable of displaying images. Alternatively, the mobile device 1000 may receive device information from nearby electronic devices via a wire or wirelessly and store the device information.

[0034] In an operation 320, the mobile device 1000 obtains an image of an electronic device via a camera. The camera of the mobile device 1000 obtains images of electronic devices.

[0035] In an operation 330, the mobile device 1000 extracts identification information regarding an electronic device included in the obtained image. The mobile device 1000 determines whether the image includes an electronic device by analyzing the image and extracts identification information regarding the electronic device.

[0036] In an operation 340, the mobile device 1000 searches for identification information corresponding to the extracted identification information from among identification information stored in the mobile device 1000. The term identification information corresponding to extracted identification information refers to identification information that is identical to extracted identification information by a set percentage or higher.

[0037] In an operation 350, the mobile device 1000 selects an electronic device to pair with. The mobile device 1000 searches for identification information corresponding to extracted identification information and selects an electronic device corresponding to the searched identification information.

[0038] In an operation 360, the mobile device 1000 pairs with the selected electronic device.

[0039] In an operation 370, the mobile device 1000 receives an input from a user. The mobile device 1000 may receive an input from a user via a button, a touch panel, or a camera.

[0040] In an operation 380, the mobile device 1000 controls an electronic device based on an user input. The mobile device 1000 transmits a control signal corresponding to an user input to the electronic device.

[0041] FIG. 4 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device 1000 directly controls the TV 240, according to an embodiment. The mobile device 1000 may control the TV 240 via the remote controller 210 or directly control the TV 240.

[0042] The mobile device 1000 obtains an image including the remote controller 210 via a camera. The mobile device 1000 identifies the remote controller 210 included in the image and controls a target controlled by the identified remote controller 210. The mobile device 1000 may determine a target controlled by the remote controller 210 based on identification information regarding the remote controller 210. For example, since the remote controller 210 may control an electronic device, such as the TV 240 and the audio system 220, the mobile device 1000 determines an electronic device controlled by the remote controller 210 based on identification information regarding the remote controller 210 and selects a target controlled by the remote controller 210.

[0043] The embodiment shown in FIG. 4 relates to the case in which a target controlled by the remote controller 210 is the TV 240. The mobile device 1000 may select a target controlled by the remote controller 210 by identifying shape of the remote controller 210 and buttons included in the remote controller 210. Alternatively, the mobile device 1000 may receive information regarding a target controlled by the remote controller 210 from the remote controller 210. The mobile device 1000 may receive information regarding the TV 240 from the remote controller 210 and pair with the TV 240.

[0044] The mobile device 1000 directly controls the TV 240. If the mobile device 1000 is capable of outputting a signal for controlling the TV 240, the mobile device 1000 directly transmits a control signal to the TV 240. For example, the mobile device 1000 may transmit a signal for changing channel or a signal for changing volume to the TV 240.

[0045] FIG. 5 is a flowchart for describing a method that a mobile device according to an embodiment controls an electronic device. Referring to FIG. 5, the mobile device 1000 may control a B-electronic device by pairing with the B-electronic device.

[0046] In an operation 510, the mobile device 1000 stores identification information and device information regarding electronic devices.

[0047] In an operation 520, the mobile device 1000 obtains an image of an A-electronic device via a camera. For example, the camera of the mobile device 1000 obtains an image of the A-electronic device.

[0048] In an operation 530, the mobile device 1000 extracts identification information regarding the A-electronic device included in the image. The mobile device 1000 analyzes the image, determines whether the A-electronic device is included in the image, and extracts identification information regarding the A-electronic device.

[0049] In an operation 540, the mobile device 1000 searches for identification information from identification information stored in memory corresponding to the extracted identification information.

[0050] In an operation 550, the mobile device 1000 selects an electronic device to pair with. The mobile device 1000 selects the B-electronic device controlled by the A-electronic device as an electronic device to pair with. If the mobile device 1000 is capable of directly controlling the B-electronic device, the mobile device 1000 selects the B-electronic device as an electronic device to pair with. If the mobile device 1000 is unable to directly control the B-electronic device, the mobile device 1000 controls the B-electronic device by using the A-electronic device.

[0051] In an operation 560, the mobile device 1000 pairs with the B-electronic device.

[0052] In an operation 570, the mobile device 1000 receives an input from a user. For example, if the B-electronic device is the TV 240, the mobile device 1000 may receive an input for changing channel or changing volume from a user.

[0053] In an operation 580, the mobile device 1000 controls the B-electronic device based on the input from the user. The mobile device 1000 transmits a control signal corresponding to the input from the user to the B-electronic device.

[0054] FIG. 6 is a diagram showing configuration of the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment. Referring to FIG. 6, the mobile device 1000 includes a processor 1100, a camera 1200, a memory 1300, and a display unit 1400.

[0055] The processor 1100 analyzes an image received from the camera 1200 and identifies an electronic device. The processor 1100 receives an image form the camera 1200 and identifies electronic devices included in the image. The processor 1100 may identify shapes of objects included in the image and select objects having shapes identical to shapes of electronic devices from identified objects.

[0056] The processor 1100 searches for identification information corresponding to identification information extracted from the image from among identification information stored in the memory 1300.

[0057] The processor 1100 pairs with an identified electronic device.

[0058] The processor 1100 displays an interface for controlling an electronic device at the display unit 1400. When the mobile device 1000 is connected to an identified electronic device, the processor 1100 displays an interface at the display unit 1400 to receive an input from a user. The processor 1100 transmits a control signal corresponding to an input of a user to the identified electronic device.

[0059] The processor 1100 may change functions of an input unit of the mobile device 1000. For example, if an input unit performs a function for changing brightness of the display unit 1400, the processor 1100 may change the input unit to perform a function for changing volume of an electronic device. Therefore, even if same inputs are received from a user via an input unit, the processor 1100 may perform different functions.

[0060] The camera 1200 obtains an image and output the image to the processor 1100. The mobile device 1000 includes the at least one camera 1200. The camera 1200 may be arranged on a side surface, a front surface, or a rear surface of the mobile device 1000.

[0061] The memory 1300 stores identification information and device information regarding a plurality of electronic devices, wherein the device information represents information to pair with the respective electronic devices.

[0062] The display unit 1400 displays a screen image for controlling an electronic device, under the control of the processor 1100. The display unit 1400 may be a touch panel for receiving an input from a user.

[0063] FIG. 7 is a diagram showing configuration of the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment. Referring to FIG. 7, the processor 1100 of the mobile device 1000 includes an image obtaining unit 1110, an identification information extracting unit 1120, a pairing target selecting unit 1130, and a wireless communication unit 1140.

[0064] The image obtaining unit 1110 obtains an image of at least one electronic device from the camera 1200 of the mobile device 1000. The image obtaining unit 1110 outputs the obtained image to the identification information extracting unit 1120.

[0065] The image obtaining unit 1110 may extract edges included in an image obtained by the camera 1200, analyze shapes of the edges, and identify electronic devices. Since the edges of electronic devices may be different in shape from one another, electronic devices included in the image may be identified by comparing shapes of extracted edges to stored edge shapes.

[0066] If a fixed image is input via the camera 1200 for a set period of time, the image obtaining unit 1110 may identify an electronic device included in the input image and obtain an image of the electronic device. Furthermore, if an image obtained by the camera 1200 is input, the image obtaining unit 1110 may identify an electronic device included in the image and obtain an image of the electronic device.

[0067] The identification information extracting unit 1120 extracts identification information regarding an electronic device included in the image. The identification information extracting unit 1120 may analyze the image and recognize an object having a shape of an electronic device. For example, the identification information extracting unit 1120 may extract information indicating the boundaries of an object as identification information or may extract information indicating polygons and text included in an object as identification information.

[0068] The pairing target selecting unit 1130 searches for identification information corresponding to the identification information extracted from the image from among identification information stored in a memory and selects an electronic device corresponding to the searched identification information as an electronic device to pair with.

[0069] The wireless communication unit 1140 pairs with the selected electronic device by using stored device information regarding the selected electronic device

[0070] FIG. 8 is a diagram for describing a method that the smart glasses 110 according to an embodiment obtain an image of an electronic device. Referring to FIG. 8, the smart glasses 110 search for electronic devices located in a direction viewed by a user. FIG. 8 shows a case in which the remote controller 210 is located around a user.

[0071] An eye-tracking camera 113 tracks eyes of a user and determines a direction viewed by a user.

[0072] The front camera 112 obtains an image in the direction tracked by the eye-tracking camera 113. In other words, the front camera 112 obtains an image from the same viewpoint as the user. FIG. 8 shows a case in which the front camera 112 obtains an image of the remote controller 210.

[0073] FIG. 9 is a diagram showing configuration of the smart glasses 110 according to an embodiment. Referring to FIG. 9, the smart glasses 110 include the front camera 112, the eye-tracking camera 113, and a processor 114.

[0074] The processor 114 registers identification information and device information regarding electronic devices. The front camera 112 may obtain an image of an electronic device, and the processor 114 may analyze the obtained image and register identification information regarding the electronic device included in the image. For example, the processor 114 extracts features of an electronic device from the image and registers the extracted features as identification information. The processor 114 may receive device information regarding an electronic device from the electronic device and register the device information. Alternatively, the processor 114 may store information regarding methods of communicating with respective electronic devices based on types of said electronic devices. For example, the processor 114 may register information regarding a frequency or a protocol used by an electronic device as device information regarding the electronic device.

[0075] If the processor 114 determines that eyes of a user are not moved for a designated period of time, the processor 114 analyzes an image received from the front camera 112. The processor 114 identifies an electronic device included in the image. The processor 114 may detect boundaries of objects included in the image and extract features of the objects. The processor 114 compares identified objects to registered electronic devices and determines whether there is an identified device identical to any of the registered electronic devices.

[0076] The processor 114 receives information regarding a direction viewed by a user from the eye-tracking camera 113 and adjusts a direction of the front camera 112 based on the received information. Therefore, a direction of the front camera 112 is synchronized with the direction viewed by the user. When a direction of the front camera 112 is adjusted, the front camera 112 outputs an image obtained in the adjusted direction to the processor 114.

[0077] The processor 114 determines whether there is an electronic device identical to the identified electronic device from among registered electronic devices. If there is an electronic device identical to the identified electronic device from among registered electronic devices, the processor 114 pairs with the identified electronic device and controls the electronic device based on an input from the user.

[0078] The smart glasses 110 may pair with an electronic device via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. When the smart glasses 110 are paired with an electronic device, the smart glasses 110 control the electronic device. The smart glasses 110 may receive a control-related input from a user and output a control signal to an electronic device based on the received input.

[0079] The smart glasses 110 execute an application. An application is a program registered together when identification information or device information regarding an electronic device is registered. An application is a program for controlling an electronic device or an application that performs same functions as an electronic device. When an application is executed, the smart glasses 110 may provide a screen image for controlling an electronic device to a user. Alternatively, the smart glasses 110 may execute a voice recognition program.

[0080] The smart glasses 110 receive a user's control. In other words, the smart glasses 110 receive a user input. The smart glasses 110 receive voice of a user or a gesture of a user. The smart glasses 110 output a control signal for controlling an electronic device to the electronic device based on a received voice or a recognized gesture. A voice may be received via a microphone, whereas a gesture may be received via the front camera 112.

[0081] FIG. 10 is a diagram for describing a pairing method according to an embodiment. Referring to FIG. 10, the mobile device 1000 may determine intention of a user and select an electronic device to pair with. For example, if the smart glasses 110 determine that a user is looking in a same direction for a designated period of time, the smart glasses 110 pair with an electronic device located in the direction viewed by the user. Furthermore, if the mobile device 1000 determines that the camera 1200 is being operated and a same image is input for a designated period of time, the mobile device 1000 pairs with an electronic device included in the input image.

[0082] The mobile device 1000 may inquire a user whether to control an identified electronic device. FIG. 10 shows a case in which the remote controller 210 is included in an input image. The mobile device 1000 may display an image of the remote controller 210 at the display unit 1400 and may receive an input regarding whether to pair with the remote controller 210 from a user. If an input to pair with the remote controller 210 is received from the user, the mobile device 1000 pairs with the remote controller 210.

[0083] FIG. 11 is a diagram for describing a pairing method according to an embodiment. Referring to FIG. 11, the mobile device 1000 may select an electronic device to pair with from among electronic devices included in a obtained image.

[0084] If an image is obtained when the mobile device 1000 is ready for pairing, the mobile device 1000 analyzes the obtained image and determines whether an electronic device included in the obtained image. If an image is obtained in pairing mode, the mobile device 1000 may analyze whether an electronic device included in the obtained image. The mobile device 1000 may display electronic devices included in the display unit 1400.

[0085] FIG. 11 is a diagram showing a case in which the remote controller 210 and the TV 240 are included in a obtained image. The mobile device 1000 displays the remote controller 210 and the TV 240 at the display unit 1400. The mobile device 1000 may receive an input from a user to select an electronic device to pairs with from between the remote controller 210 and the TV 240. For example, if an input to pair with the TV 240 is received from a user via the display unit 1400, the mobile device 1000 pairs with the TV 240.

[0086] FIG. 12 is a diagram for describing a pairing method according to an embodiment. Referring to FIG. 12, the mobile device 1000 may select an electronic device to pairs with based on a gesture of a user.

[0087] If a gesture of a user is detected when the mobile device 1000 is ready for pairing, the mobile device 1000 analyzes an image and determines whether an electronic device included in the image. When the mobile device 1000 is in a pairing mode, upon detecting a user's gesture for selecting an electronic device, the mobile device 1000 may search for an electronic device in an area where the gesture is detected. FIG. 12 shows a user's gesture for selecting the TV 240. Therefore, the mobile device 1000 pairs with the TV 240.

[0088] FIG. 13 is a diagram for describing a pairing method according to an embodiment. Referring to FIG. 13, the mobile device 1000 may select an electronic device to pair with from among electronic devices that are registered in advance.

[0089] The mobile device 1000 displays a list of electronic devices registered in advance at the display unit 1400. The mobile device 1000 receives an input from a user and selects an electronic device to pair with from among the displayed electronic devices. FIG. 13 shows a case in which a user selects the TV 240. Therefore, the mobile device 1000 pairs with the TV 240.

[0090] FIG. 14A is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment pairs with an electronic device by broadcasting a packet. Referring to FIG. 14A, the mobile device 1000 may pair with an electronic device by broadcasting a packet 1410 for connection.

[0091] The mobile device 1000 identifies type of an electronic device included in an image. The mobile device 1000 broadcasts the packet 1410 for requesting pairing with an electronic device of the identified type. The mobile device 1000 receives a response packet and pairs with an electronic device that transmitted the response packet.

[0092] In FIG. 14A, the mobile device 1000 broadcasts the packet 1410 and pairs with the TV 240. If an electronic device included in an image is determined as the TV 240, the mobile device 1000 broadcasts the packet 1410 for requesting pairing with the TV 240. The packet 1410 may include data for requesting only the TV 240 to transmit a response packet. The data for requesting only the TV 240 to transmit a response packet may be included in advertising data or in separate item.

[0093] The TV 240 receives the packet 1410 from the mobile device 1000 and transmits a response packet to the mobile device 1000. The mobile device 1000 receives the response packet from the TV 240 and pairs with the TV 240 based on the response packet.

[0094] The packet 1410 may include items such as Preamble, Advertising Access Address, Advertising Header, Advertiser Address, and Advertising Data. The packet 1410 may be included in Advertising data that is broadcast and may include data which identifies the mobile device 1000 and indicates that the mobile device 1000 wants to pair with a TV. The mobile device 1000 may transmit the packet 1410 and inform the TV 240 about services to be provided. For example, the mobile device 1000 may transmit moving images or a song to the TV 240.

[0095] Furthermore, the mobile device 1000 may add information regarding location of the mobile device 1000 to the packet 1410 and broadcast the packet 1410.

[0096] The TV 240 receives the packet 1410 and transmits a response packet indicating that the TV 240 is a TV available for connection to the mobile device 1000. The TV 240 may add information regarding a necessary application for controlling the TV 240 to a response packet and transmit the response packet to the mobile device 1000. If the packet 1410 includes data that requests only the TV 240 to transmit a response packet, only the TV 240 from among electronic devices received the packet 1410 transmits a response packet to the mobile device 1000.

[0097] The TV 240 may communicate with a location of the mobile device 1000 included in the packet 1410 via, for example, a beam-forming method. In this case, the TV 240 may transmit a response packet to the location of the mobile device 1000, and thus power consumption may be reduced.

[0098] FIG. 14B is a diagram for describing a method that an electronic device according to an embodiment pairs with the mobile device 1000 by broadcasting a packet. Referring to FIG. 14B, an electronic device may pair with the mobile device 1000 by broadcasting the packet 1410. In other words, if the TV 240 broadcasts the packet 1410, the mobile device 1000 may pair with the TV 240 by using device information included in the received packet 1410.

[0099] In FIG. 14B, the TV 240 pairs with the mobile device 1000 by broadcasting the packet 1410. The packet 1410 transmitted by the TV 240 includes device information regarding the TV 240. In other words, a packet transmitted by the TV 240 includes data indicating that The TV 240 is a TV available to be paired and connection information for pairing.

[0100] The mobile device 1000 receives the packet 1410 broadcasted from the TV 240 and pairs with the TV 240 by transmitting a response packet to the TV 240 that transmitted the packet 1410. The mobile device 1000

[0101] The mobile device 1000 determine that the pairable TV 240 is nearby based on the packet 1410 received from the TV 240 and stores device information included in the packet 1410. The mobile device 1000 stores identification information regarding the TV 240 in advance. The mobile device 1000 extracts device information regarding an electronic device included in a obtained image. The mobile device 1000 compares the extracted identification information to stored identification information and identifies an electronic device included in the image. If the electronic device included in the image is identified as the TV 240, the mobile device 1000 attempts to pair with the TV 240 by transmitting a response packet to the TV 240 by using device information included in the packet 1410 included in the TV 240.

[0102] FIG. 15 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment pairs with an electronic device by broadcasting a packet. Referring to FIG. 15, in an operation 1510, the mobile device 1000 stores identification information regarding electronic devices. The mobile device 1000 may store identification information according to types of electronic devices.

[0103] In an operation 1520, the mobile device 1000 obtains an image of an electronic device via the camera 1200.

[0104] In an operation 1530, the mobile device 1000 identifies type of an electronic device.

[0105] In an operation 1540, the mobile device 1000 broadcasts a packet to pair with an electronic device of the identified type. The packet includes information regarding the mobile device 1000 and information regarding type of an electronic device to pair with.

[0106] In an operation 1550, the mobile device 1000 receives a response packet from an electronic device. An electronic device which received a packet from the mobile device 1000 reads information regarding type of an electronic device indicated in the packet. The electronic device, which received a packet from the mobile device 1000, transmits a response packet to the mobile device 1000 only if the electronic device is an electronic device indicated in the read information. A response packet includes information regarding type of the electronic device, information indicating whether the electronic device is available to be paired with, and device information for pairing.

[0107] In an operation 1560, the mobile device 1000 pairs with the electronic device. The mobile device 1000 may pairs with an electronic device which transmitted a response packet by using device information included in the response packet.

[0108] FIG. 16 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment controls an electronic device by using an input unit. Referring to FIG. 16, the smart glasses 110 may control an electronic device by using an input unit.

[0109] If the smart glasses 110 do not control an electronic device, first and second input units 115 and 116 of the smart glasses 110 are used as input units for controlling operation of the smart glasses 110. However, the smart glasses 110 control a nearby electronic device, functions of the first and second input units 115 and 116 are changed to functions for controlling the nearby electronic device.

[0110] The smart glasses 110 include the first and second input units 115 and 116. Functions of the first and second input units 115 and 116 are changed based on an identified electronic device. For example, if the smart glasses 110 identify the remote controller 210 and control the remote controller 210, the first input unit 115 performs a function for changing track, whereas the second input unit 116 performs a function for changing volume. If the smart glasses 110 identify the TV 240 and control the TV 240, the first input unit 115 performs a function for changing channel, whereas the second input unit 116 performs a function for changing volume.

[0111] FIG. 17 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment controls an electronic device by using an application. Referring to FIG. 17, the smart phone 140 may control the remote controller 210 or the TV 240 by using an application.

[0112] The smart phone 140 stores an application or a program for controlling an electronic device. The smart phone 140 may store an application or a program for controlling an electronic device in advance or obtain information for downloading an application or a program, download the application or the program, and store the application or the program.

[0113] The smart phone 140 executes an application or a program corresponding to an identified electronic device and controls the identified electronic device. For example, if the smart phone 140 identifies the remote controller 210 and controls the remote controller 210, the smart phone 140 executes an application or a program corresponding to the remote controller 210. Furthermore, if the smart phone 140 identifies the TV 240 and controls the TV 240, the smart phone 140 executes an application or a program corresponding to the TV 240.

[0114] If the smart phone 140 executes an application or a program, a screen image for controlling functions of an electronic device is displayed at the smart phone 140. The smart phone 140 may receive a touch input from a user and transmit a control signal for changing channel or a control signal for changing volume to the electronic device.

[0115] FIG. 18 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment controls an electronic device by providing a screen image displayed at the electronic device. Referring to FIG. 18, the smart phone 140 may control a wearable device 260 by providing a screen image displayed at the wearable device 260. Although description below relates to the smart phone 140, any electronic device capable of displaying a screen image identical to a screen image displayed at the wearable device 260 and receiving an input from a user may control the wearable device 260 by providing a screen image identical to the screen image displayed at the wearable device 260 to a user.

[0116] When the smart phone 140 is paired with the wearable device 260, the smart phone 140 may provide a screen image identical to a screen image displayed at the wearable device 260. The smart phone 140 receives a screen image from the wearable device 260 and displays the received screen image.

[0117] The smart phone 140 controls the wearable device 260 based on an input from a user. The smart phone 140 transmits a control signal to the wearable device 260 based on location of an input from a user and a received screen image. For example, the smart phone 140 may determine a location on a touch panel touched by a user and transmit a control signal to the wearable device 260. The wearable device 260 performs an operation based on a control signal and transmits a screen image showing a result of performing the operation to the smart phone 140. The smart phone 140 displays the received screen image at a display unit.

[0118] FIG. 19 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment controls an audio system 220. Referring to FIG. 19, the mobile device 1000 pairs with the remote controller 210 and controls the audio system 220 via the remote controller 210.

[0119] The mobile device 1000 pairs with the remote controller 210. The mobile device 1000 identifies the remote controller 210 and pairs with the remote controller 210.

[0120] The mobile device 1000 controls the remote controller 210. The display unit 1400 displays a screen image for controlling the remote controller 210. FIG. 19 shows a case in which a track and a volume level are displayed at the display unit 1400. The mobile device 1000 receives an input from a user and transmits a control signal to the remote controller 210 based on the received input. For example, the mobile device 1000 may receive an input for changing track or an input for changing volume from a user.

[0121] The remote controller 210 controls the audio system 220. The remote controller 210 controls the audio system 220 based on a control signal received from the mobile device 1000.

[0122] The mobile device 1000 may control the audio system 220 by directly transmitting a control signal to the audio system 220.

[0123] FIG. 20 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment controls an air conditioner 270. Referring to FIG. 20, the mobile device 1000 pairs with the remote controller 210 and controls the air conditioner 270 via the remote controller 210.

[0124] The mobile device 1000 pairs with the remote controller 210. The mobile device 1000 identifies the remote controller 210 and pairs with the remote controller 210.

[0125] The mobile device 1000 controls the remote controller 210. The mobile device 1000 receives an input from a user and transmits a control signal to the remote controller 210 based on the received input. For example, the mobile device 1000 may receive an input for changing wind volume or an input for changing temperature from a user.

[0126] The mobile device 1000 controls the air conditioner 270. The display unit 1400 displays a screen image for controlling the air conditioner 270. FIG. 20 shows a case in which a wind volume and a temperature are displayed at the display unit 1400. The remote controller 210 controls the air conditioner 270 based on a control signal received from the mobile device 1000.

[0127] The mobile device 1000 may control the air conditioner 270 by directly transmitting a control signal to the air conditioner 270.

[0128] FIG. 21 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment controls a laptop PC 290. Referring to FIG. 21, the mobile device 1000 pairs with a mouse 280 and controls the laptop PC 290 by using the mouse 280.

[0129] The mobile device 1000 pairs with the laptop PC 290. The mobile device 1000 identifies the mouse 280 and pairs with the mouse 280.

[0130] The mobile device 1000 controls the mouse 280. The display unit 1400 displays a screen image for controlling the mouse 280. FIG. 21 shows a case in which movement, a click, and a double-click are displayed on the display unit 1400. The mobile device 1000 receives an input from a user and transmits a control signal to the mouse 280 based on the received input. For example, the mobile device 1000 may receive a command to move a cursor, to click, or to double-click from a user.

[0131] The laptop PC 290 controls the laptop PC 290. The mouse 280 controls the laptop PC 290 based on a control signal received from the mobile device 1000.

[0132] The mobile device 1000 may control the laptop PC 290 by directly transmitting a control signal to the laptop PC 290.

[0133] FIG. 22 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment controls a refrigerator 295. Referring to FIG. 22, the mobile device 1000 pairs with the refrigerator 295 and controls the refrigerator 295.

[0134] The mobile device 1000 pairs with the refrigerator 295. The mobile device 1000 identifies the refrigerator 295 and pairs with the refrigerator 295.

[0135] The mobile device 1000 controls the refrigerator 295. The display unit 1400 displays a screen image for controlling the refrigerator 295. FIG. 22 shows a case in which a temperature and a list are displayed at the display unit 1400. The mobile device 1000 receives an input from a user and transmits a control signal to the refrigerator 295 based on the received input. For example, the mobile device 1000 may receive a command to adjust temperature of the refrigerator 295 from a user.

[0136] The mobile device 1000 may receive information regarding the refrigerator 295 from the refrigerator 295 and display the information at the display unit 1400. For example, the refrigerator 295 may transmit a list of contents stored in the refrigerator 295 to the mobile device 1000. The mobile device 1000 displays the list received from the refrigerator 295 at the display unit 1400. A user may adjust temperature of the refrigerator 295 with reference to the list.

[0137] FIG. 23 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment controls the wearable device 260. Referring to FIG. 23, the mobile device 1000 pairs with the wearable device 260 and controls the wearable device 260.

[0138] The mobile device 1000 pairs with the wearable device 260. The mobile device 1000 identifies the wearable device 260 and pairs with the wearable device 260.

[0139] The mobile device 1000 controls the wearable device 260. The display unit 1400 displays a screen image for controlling the wearable device 260. FIG. 23 shows a case in which the display unit 1400 displays a screen image identical to a screen image displayed at the wearable device 260. The mobile device 1000 receives an input from a user and transmits a control signal to the wearable device 260.

[0140] FIG. 24 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment controls mobile device 260. Referring to FIG. 24, the mobile device 1000 pairs with another mobile device 260 and controls the other mobile device 260.

[0141] The mobile device 1000 pairs with the other mobile device 260. The mobile device 1000 identifies the other mobile device 260 and pairs with the other mobile device 260.

[0142] The mobile device 1000 controls the other mobile device 260. The display unit display unit 1400 displays a screen image for controlling the other mobile device 260. FIG. 25 shows a case in which the display unit 1400 displays a screen image identical to a screen image displayed at the other mobile device 260. The mobile device 1000 receives an input from a user and transmits a control signal to the other mobile device 260.

[0143] FIG. 25 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment controls smart phone 230. Referring to FIG. 25, the mobile device 1000 pairs with the smart phone 230 and controls the smart phone 230.

[0144] The mobile device 1000 pairs with the smart phone 230. The mobile device 1000 identifies the smart phone 230 and pairs with the smart phone 230.

[0145] The controls the smart phone 230. The display unit 1400 displays a screen image for controlling the smart phone 230. FIG. 25 shows a case in which the display unit 1400 displays a screen image identical to a screen image displayed at the smart phone 230. The mobile device 1000 receives an input from a user and transmits a control signal to the smart phone 230.

[0146] FIG. 26A is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment pairs with an electronic device by using an image of the electronic device. Referring to FIG. 26A, the mobile device 1000 may obtain an image of an electronic device and select an electronic device to pair with.

[0147] In FIG. 26A, images of the smart phone 140 and the wearable device 130 are shown in a book 2600. The mobile device 1000 may identify the smart phone 230 and the wearable device 260 shown in the book 2600 and display the identified smart phone 230 and the identified wearable device 260 at the display unit 1400.

[0148] A user selects an electronic device to pair with from between the smart phone 230 or the wearable device 260.

[0149] The mobile device 1000 pairs with an electronic device selected by the user. The mobile device 1000 determines whether the selected electronic device is nearby and pairs with the selected electronic device by using stored device information.

[0150] A drawing or an image shown in a book may be a drawing or a image drawn or taken at a different angle compared to the angle at which stored device information (i.e., a stored drawing or image) is taken. In this case, the mobile device 1000 may not be able to find the drawing or the image shown in the book in the stored device information even if the drawing and the device information indicate the same product. To resolve the problem, when the mobile device 1000 stores device information, the mobile device 1000 may store images taken at various angles or drawings drawn at various angles. In other words, stored device information may include a plurality of images or a plurality of drawings regarding a same product.

[0151] FIG. 26B is a diagram showing an example of device information stored in the mobile device 1000. Referring to FIG. 26B, a representative image of a smart phone and images of the smart phone taken at various angles are shown.

[0152] If the mobile device 1000 identifies an electronic device, the mobile device 1000 may compare a obtained image of the electronic device to a representative image in stored device information and, if the obtained image of the electronic device is not identical to the representative image, may compare the obtained image of the electronic device to images taken at other angles.

[0153] The mobile device 1000 may utilize a representative image and images taken at various angles not only for recognizing a drawing in a book, but also to identify an actual electronic device.

[0154] FIG. 27 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device 1000 pairs with an electronic device via a text. Referring to FIG. 27, the mobile device 1000 may recognize name of an electronic device included in a text 2700 and selects an electronic device to pair with.

[0155] In FIG. 27, the text 2700 includes names of electronic devices. The mobile device 1000 may recognize names included in the text 2700. The mobile device 1000 analyzes a text included in an input image and determine whether the text 2700 includes name of an electronic device.

[0156] The mobile device 1000 recognizes name of an electronic device located in a direction viewed by a user. Alternatively, the mobile device 1000 recognizes name of an electronic device included in a obtained image. The mobile device 1000 displays an electronic device corresponding to a recognized name of an electronic device at the display unit 1400. If a plurality of names of electronic devices are recognized, an electronic device to pair with may be selected by a user.

[0157] The mobile device 1000 pairs with a selected electronic device. The mobile device 1000 determine whether the selected electronic device is nearby and pairs with the selected electronic device by using device information.

[0158] The mobile device 1000 may recognize name of an electronic device received via a microphone and select an electronic device to pair with. If a user speaks the name of an electronic device, the mobile device 1000 recognizes the name of the electronic device pronounced by the user via a microphone and selects an electronic device to pair with.

[0159] FIG. 28 is a diagram for describing an operation for the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment to register an electronic device. Referring to FIG. 28, the mobile device 1000 registers an identified electronic device.

[0160] The mobile device 1000 registers an electronic device by using an image obtained via the camera 1200. For example, if a user is looking in a same direction for a designated period of time, the mobile device 1000 selects an electronic device located in the direction viewed by the user as an electronic device to register. Alternatively, the mobile device 1000 may select an electronic device included in the obtained image as an electronic device to register.

[0161] The mobile device 1000 may also display a text inquiring whether to register an identified electronic device. FIG. 28 shows an operation for registering the remote controller 210, where the display unit 1400 displays a text inquiring whether to register the remote controller 210.

[0162] FIG. 29 is a diagram for describing an operation for the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment to register an application. Referring to FIG. 29, the mobile device 1000 registers an application for controlling an identified electronic device. An application includes functions for controlling an electronic device.

[0163] The mobile device 1000 may also display a text inquiring whether to register an identified electronic device. FIG. 28 shows an operation for registering an "application for controlling a remote controller," where the display unit 1400 displays a text inquiring whether to register the application.

[0164] FIG. 30 a diagram for describing an operation for the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment to register an application. Referring to FIG. 30, the mobile device 1000 registers a plurality of applications for controlling an identified electronic device.

[0165] The mobile device 1000 may assign different applications to different time slots for controlling an electronic device. For example, the mobile device 1000 may assign a "remote controller controlling application A" to a morning time slot to control the remote controller 210 in the morning and assign a "remote controller controlling application B" to an afternoon time slot to control the remote controller 210 in the afternoon.

[0166] The mobile device 1000 may display a text inquiring whether to register an application. FIG. 30 shows an operation for registering the "remote controller controlling application A" and the "remote controller controlling application B," where the display unit 1400 displays a text inquiring whether to register an application.

[0167] FIG. 31 a diagram for describing an operation for the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment to register an application. Referring to FIG. 31, the mobile device 1000 registers a plurality of applications for controlling an identified electronic device.

[0168] The mobile device 1000 may assign different applications to different locations for controlling an electronic device. For example, the mobile device 1000 may assign a "remote controller controlling application A" to an A-location to control the remote controller 210 at the A-location and assign a "remote controller controlling application B" to a B-location to control the remote controller 210 at the B-location.

[0169] The mobile device 1000 may display a text inquiring whether to register an application. FIG. 31 shows an operation for registering the "remote controller controlling application A" and the "remote controller controlling application B," where the display unit 1400 displays a text inquiring whether to register an application.

[0170] FIG. 32 a diagram for describing an operation for the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment to register a control function. Referring to FIG. 32, the mobile device 1000 registers a control function corresponding to an input unit.

[0171] The mobile device 1000 registers a control function for controlling an electronic device. If an electronic device may be controlled by using an input unit, the mobile device 1000 may map an input unit to a control function. Therefore, when the mobile device 1000 controls an electronic device, the mobile device 1000 changes a default function of an input unit to the mapped control function for controlling the electronic device.

[0172] For example, a first input unit of the mobile device 1000 may be mapped to channel changing function of the remote controller 210, whereas a second input unit of the mobile device 1000 may be mapped to volume changing function of the remote controller 210.

[0173] FIG. 33 a diagram for describing an operation for the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment to pair with an electronic device. Referring to FIG. 33, the mobile device 1000 may pair with an electronic device included in an image obtained via the camera 1200.

[0174] In an operation 3310, the mobile device 1000 stores identification information regarding a plurality of electronic devices and device information to pair with the respective electronic devices. The mobile device 1000 stores identification information and device information regarding controllable electronic devices. The mobile device 1000 may obtain an image of an electronic device and extract features of the electronic device from the obtained image. The mobile device 1000 may store the extracted features of the electronic device as identification information.

[0175] In another example, the mobile device 1000 may store features of electronic device of same types. The mobile device 1000 may extract and store features of the remote controllers 210, the TVs 240, or the TVs 240 of various types. The mobile device 1000 may receive data including features of electronic devices via a network and store the data in a memory.

[0176] In an operation 3320, the mobile device 1000 obtains an image of at least one electronic device via the camera 1200. The mobile device 1000 may obtain an image by using the camera 1200 and obtain an image of an electronic device included in the obtained image. The mobile device 1000 may analyze an image input via the camera 1200 and determine whether the image includes an electronic device.

[0177] In an operation 3330, the mobile device 1000 extracts identification information regarding an electronic device included in a obtained image. In an operation 3340, the mobile device 1000 searches for stored identification information and selects an electronic device corresponding to the extracted identification information. If identification information corresponding to the extracted identification information exists in a memory, the mobile device 1000 selects an electronic device corresponding to the extracted identification information as an electronic device to pair with. For example, if the extracted identification information corresponds to identification information regarding the TV 240, the mobile device 1000 selects the TV 240 as an electronic device to pair with.

[0178] In an operation 3350, the mobile device 1000 pairs with the selected electronic device by using stored device information regarding the selected electronic device.

[0179] FIG. 34 a diagram for describing an operation for the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment to identify an object and provide related functions. Referring to FIG. 34, the mobile device 1000 may identify a person 3410, a pen 3420, and an eraser 3430 and provide functions related to identified objects.

[0180] The mobile device 1000 may analyze an input image and identify objects included in the image. The image may include a plurality of objects. The mobile device 1000 may extract features of a plurality of objects and identify types of the objects based on the extracted features. For example, the mobile device 1000 may determine whether an object is the person 3410, the pen 3420, or the eraser 3430.

[0181] The mobile device 1000 determines whether an object identical to an identified object is registered. The mobile device 1000 compares features of an identified object to features of pre-stored objects and searches for an object having features that match those of the identified object.

[0182] The mobile device 1000 provides functions set with respect to an identified object. The mobile device 1000 may set functions with respect to respective objects in advance. For example, the mobile device 1000 may set a phone call function or a messenger execution function when the mobile device identifies the person 3410.

[0183] The mobile device 1000 may assign functions to an element based on the type of the element. For example, the mobile device 1000 may assign a 'notebook' function to the pen 3420. The mobile device 1000 may assign an 'erase' function to the eraser 3430.

[0184] When a plurality of objects are identified, the mobile device 1000 may receive an input from a user for selecting a function. The mobile device 1000 may display identified objects, receive an input from a user, and select one of the objects.

[0185] The mobile device 1000 provides a function related to an identified object. For example, if an identified object is the particular person 3410, the mobile device 1000 may make a phone call to the person 3410. Alternatively, if an identified object is the pen 3420, the mobile device 1000 may execute the 'notebook' function.

[0186] FIG. 35 a diagram for describing an operation for the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment to make a phone call to an identified person. Referring to FIG. 35, the mobile device 1000 identifies the person 3410 and makes a phone call to the identified person 3410 using a registered phone number.

[0187] The mobile device 1000 identifies the person 3410 included in an image obtained via the camera 1200. The mobile device 1000 determines whether the identified person 3410 is a registered person. If the identified person 3410 is a registered person, the mobile device 1000 executes a function registered with respect to the registered person. In FIG. 35, a function registered with respect to the person 3410 is 'phone call' function. A phone number registered in the mobile device 1000 with respect to the person 3410 is 010-777-7777. Therefore, the mobile device 1000 makes a phone call using the phone number 010-777-7777.

[0188] FIG. 36 a diagram for describing an operation for the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment to send a message to an identified person. Referring to FIG. 36, the mobile device 1000 identifies the person 3410 and transmits a message to the identified person 3410.

[0189] The mobile device 1000 identifies the person 3410 included in an image obtained via the camera 1200. The mobile device 1000 determines whether the identified person 3410 is a registered person. If the identified person 3410 is a registered person, the mobile device 1000 executes a function registered with respect to the registered person. In FIG. 35, a function registered with respect to the person 3410 is 'messenger execution' function. The mobile device 1000 executes a messenger with respect to the person 3410 and displays a screen image for sending a message to the person 3410. Alternatively, the mobile device 1000 may display a screen image for sending a text message to the person 3410.

[0190] FIG. 37 is a diagram for describing an operation for the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment to execute an application corresponding to an identified person. Referring to FIG. 37, the mobile device 1000 identifies the person 3410 and executes applications 3710 and 3720 corresponding to the identified person 3410.

[0191] The mobile device 1000 identifies the person 3410 included in an image obtained via the camera 1200. The mobile device 1000 determines whether the identified person 3410 is a registered person. If the identified person 3410 is a registered person, the mobile device 1000 executes a function registered with respect to the registered person. In FIG. 35, a function registered with respect to the person 3410 is 'application execution' function. The mobile device 1000 executes an application registered with respect to the person 3410. If a plurality of applications 3710 and 3720 are registered with respect to the single person 3410, the mobile device 1000 may display first and second applications 3710 and 3720 as shown in FIG. 37.

[0192] If a plurality of applications 3710 and 3720 are registered, the mobile device 1000 may receive an input to select an application to execute first from a user. The mobile device 1000 may display the registered applications 3710 and 3720, receive an input from a user, and select one of the applications 3710 and 3720.

[0193] FIG. 38 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment performs a function registered with respect to an identified object. Referring to FIG. 38, the mobile device 1000 may identify an object and provide a function registered with respect to the identified object.

[0194] In an operation 3810, the mobile device 1000 may analyze an input image and identify objects included in the image. The image may include a plurality of objects. The mobile device 1000 may extract features of a plurality of objects and identify types of the objects based on the extracted features.

[0195] In an operation 3820, the mobile device 1000 determines whether an object identical to an identified object is registered. The mobile device 1000 compares features of an identified object to features of objects that are stored in advance and searches for an object having matching features.

[0196] In an operation 3830, the mobile device 1000 provides functions set with respect to an identified object. The mobile device 1000 may set functions with respect to respective objects in advance. For example, the mobile device 1000 may set a 'phone call' function or a 'messenger execution' function with respect to the person 3410.

[0197] The mobile device 1000 may provide functions related to things. For example, the mobile device 1000 may register 'notebook' function with respect to the pen 3420. The mobile device 1000 may register 'erase' function with respect to the eraser 3430.

[0198] When a plurality of objects are identified, the mobile device 1000 may receive an input for selecting an object to execute a function from a user. The mobile device 1000 may display identified objects, receive an input from a user, and select one of the objects.

[0199] The mobile device 1000 provides a function related to an identified object. For example, if an identified object is the particular person 3410, the mobile device 1000 may make a phone call to the person 3410. Alternatively, if an identified object is the pen 3420, the mobile device 1000 may execute the 'notebook' function.

[0200] FIG. 39 is a diagram for describing a method that the mobile device 1000 according to an embodiment controls a legacy device 3901. Referring to FIG. 39, the mobile device 1000 may pair with a patch 3903 and control the legacy device 3901 via the patch 3903. The legacy device 3901 is an old type electronic device without a communication function and is unable to be directly connected to the mobile device 1000. For example, the legacy device 3901 may be an air conditioner with infrared-ray (IR) communication function.

[0201] The patch 3903 is an electronic device attached to the legacy device 3901 and may function as a communication relay device. The patch 3903 may communicate with the mobile device 1000 via a first type of communication method and communicate with the legacy device 3901 via a second type of communication method. For example, the patch 3903 may communicate with the mobile device 1000 via Wi-Fi and communicate with the legacy device 3901 via the IR communication method.

[0202] If the patch 3903 is paired with the mobile device 1000, the display unit 1400 of the mobile device 1000 displays a screen image for controlling the legacy device 3901.

[0203] Control data for controlling the legacy device 3901 may be stored in the patch 3903. The control data may be received from the mobile device 1000. An operation for the mobile device 1000 to obtain control data for controlling the legacy device 3901 is identical to the operation for the mobile device 1000 to identify an electronic device.

[0204] If an identified electronic device is determined as the legacy device 3901, the mobile device 1000 may transmit control data for controlling the legacy device 3901 to the patch 3903 attached to the legacy device 3901. The mobile device 1000 may display a screen image for controlling the legacy device 3901.

[0205] FIG. 39 is a diagram showing a case in which the display unit 1400 displays a wind volume and a temperature of the legacy device 3901. A user may control the legacy device 3901 by using virtual buttons displayed at the display unit of the mobile device 1000.

[0206] For example, the mobile device 1000 controls the patch 3903. The mobile device 1000 may receive a user input for changing wind volume or a user input for changing temperature and transmits control data to the patch 3903 based on the received input. The patch 3903 controls an air conditioner.

[0207] FIG. 40 is a diagram for describing a method that glasses 5000 according to an embodiment control electronic devices. Referring to FIG. 40, the glasses 5000 may control a TV 6000 and a smart phone 7000 to pair with each other. Furthermore, the smart phone 7000 may seamlessly play the same content which a user is viewing via the TV 6000.

[0208] The glasses 5000 control a TV 6000 and a smart phone 7000 to pair with each other. The glasses 5000 may track eyes of a user and determine electronic devices to pair with each other. For example, if the glasses 5000 detect that a user looks at the TV 6000 and then at the smart phone 7000, the glasses 5000 may control the TV 6000 and the smart phone 7000 to pair with each other. The expression that the 6000 and the smart phone 7000 pair with each other means that the TV 6000 and the smart phone 7000 are connected to each other via a wire or wirelessly and transmit and receive data to and from each other.

[0209] The glasses 5000 may track eyes of a user. The glasses 5000 may track eyeballs of a user or detect changes in the pupils. Therefore, the glasses 5000 may detect that a user is staring in a particular direction and determine electronic devices located at the particular direction as electronic devices to pair with each other.

[0210] The glasses 5000 may identify irises of a user. The glasses 5000 may extract feature points of the irises of a user and determine the identity of a user who is wearing the glasses 5000. Furthermore, the glasses 5000 may transmit information regarding identified irises to the TV 6000 and the smart phone 7000 for user authentication. Therefore, only a user registered to the glasses 5000, the TV 6000, and the smart phone 7000 may be authorized to control the glasses 5000, the TV 6000, and the smart phone 7000.

[0211] If iris information received from the glasses 5000 is identical to iris information stored in the TV 6000, the TV 6000 may transmit device information regarding the TV 6000 to the glasses 5000. The glasses 5000 may pair with the TV 6000 using the received device information.

[0212] If iris information received from the glasses 5000 is identical to iris information stored in the smart phone 7000, the smart phone 7000 may transmit device information regarding the smart phone 7000 to the glasses 5000. The glasses 5000 may pair with the smart phone 7000 using the received device information.

[0213] If a user stares at the smart phone 7000 while he or she was watching the TV 6000, the glasses 5000 may control the smart phone 7000 to seamlessly play back content that is being played back at the TV 6000. The glasses 5000 may transmit information regarding the content being played back at the TV 6000 to the smart phone 7000. The smart phone 7000 may receive content from the TV 6000 and play back the content or, if the smart phone 7000 stores content identical to the content being played back at the glasses 5000, the smart phone 7000 may play back the stored content. The smart phone 7000 may receive bookmark information from the TV 6000. Bookmark information is information indicating a point of playback of content played back on the TV 6000. When the smart phone 7000 receives bookmark information from the TV 6000, the smart phone 7000 may determine a point of playback of content based on the bookmark information. Accordingly, the smart phone 7000 may seamlessly play back content that is being played back at the TV 6000.

[0214] FIG. 41 is a flowchart for describing a method of seamlessly playing back content according to an embodiment. Referring to FIG. 41, the smart phone 7000 may seamlessly play back content that is being played back at the TV 6000.

[0215] In an operation 4101, the glasses 5000 track eyes of a user and determines an electronic device to pair with. The glasses 5000 may track a direction viewed by a user and detect change of size of pupils of the user. The glasses 5000 may determine a direction viewed by a user based on changes in the eyes or pupils of the user. The glasses 5000 may determine an electronic device located in a direction viewed by a user as an electronic device to pair with. FIG. 41 exemplifies a case in which the glasses 5000 determined the TV 6000 as an electronic device to pair with.

[0216] In an operation 4102, the glasses 5000 identify irises of a user. The glasses 5000 extracts feature points of irises of the user.

[0217] In an operation 4103, the glasses 5000 perform user authentication via irises of a user. The user authentication is an operation for determining whether a user wearing the glasses 5000 is properly authorized to control the TV 6000. The glasses 5000 transmits the extracted feature points of irises to the TV 6000, and the TV 6000 performs user authentication by comparing stored feature points of irises to the received feature points of irises. When the user authentication is completed, the glasses 5000 and the TV 6000 may transmit and receive data to and from each other or the glasses 5000 may control the TV 6000.

[0218] In an operation 4104, the TV 6000 stores usage information regarding a user. The TV 6000 may store information regarding content played back by a user. Information regarding content includes name of the content, a point of playback of the content, etc. The TV 6000 may store usage information regarding each user. Therefore, if a user of the glasses 5000 is changed, the TV 6000 may store usage information regarding the changed user in a separate memory.

[0219] In an operation 4105, the glasses 5000 tracks eyes of a user and determines an electronic device to pair with. The glasses 5000 may track a direction viewed by a user and detect change of size of pupils of the user. FIG. 41 shows a case in which an electronic device which the glasses 5000 are facing changes from the TV 6000 to the smart phone 7000. Since a user of the glasses 5000 is staring at the smart phone 7000, the glasses 5000 determine the smart phone 7000 as an electronic device to pair with.

[0220] In an operation 4106, the glasses 5000 identify irises of a user. The glasses 5000 extracts feature points of irises of the user.

[0221] In an operation 4107, the glasses 5000 perform user authentication via irises of a user. The user authentication is an operation for determining whether a user wearing the glasses 5000 is properly authorized to control the SMART PHONE 7000. The glasses 5000 transmits the extracted feature points of irises to the SMART PHONE 7000, and the SMART PHONE 7000 performs user authentication by comparing stored feature points of irises to the received feature points of irises. When the user authentication is completed, the glasses 5000 and the SMART PHONE 7000 may transmit and receive data to and from each other or the glasses 5000 may control the SMART PHONE 7000.

[0222] In an operation 4108, the glasses 5000 transmit information regarding a previous electronic device to the smart phone 7000. The previous electronic device may be an electronic device that has been most recently paired with the glasses 5000. Information regarding a previous electronic device may include information identifying what the previous electronic device was, information for pairing with the previous electronic device, or information regarding content being played back by the previous electronic device. In FIG. 41, the previous electronic device is the TV 6000. Therefore, the glasses 5000 transmit information regarding the TV 6000 to the smart phone 7000.

[0223] In an operation 4109, the smart phone 7000 pairs with the TV 6000. The smart phone 7000 may pair with the TV 6000 based on information regarding the TV 6000 that is received from the glasses 5000. The smart phone 7000 requests the TV 6000 to transmit content.

[0224] In an operation 4110, the TV 6000 may transmit content that is being played back or content that is most recently played back to the smart phone 7000. Furthermore, the TV 6000 may transmit bookmark information indicating a point of playback of the content to the smart phone 7000 together with the content.

[0225] In an operation 4111, the smart phone 7000 plays back received content. The smart phone 7000 may determined a point of playback of content based on bookmark information. The smart phone 7000 plays back content based on a point of playback. Therefore, the smart phone 7000 may seamlessly play back content that is being played back at the TV 6000.

[0226] FIG. 42 is a flowchart for describing a method of seamlessly playing back content according to an embodiment. FIG. 42 is a diagram for describing a method that the smart phone 7000 plays back content if the smart phone 7000 stores the content. Since the smart phone 7000 stores content, it is not necessary for the smart phone 7000 to receive content from the TV 6000, and the smart phone 7000 may play back content based on information regarding the content.

[0227] The above descriptions regarding the operations 4101 through 4107 of FIG. 41 also apply to operations 4201 through 4207.

[0228] In an operation 4208, the glasses 5000 transmits usage information regarding a user and information regarding content to the smart phone 7000. Since content that is being played back at the TV 6000 is also stored in the smart phone 7000, it is not necessary for the glasses 5000 to transmit the content that is being played back at the TV 6000 to the smart phone 7000. Therefore, the glasses 5000 transmits content information including what content being played back is and a point of playback of the content to the smart phone 7000.

[0229] In an operation 4209, the smart phone 7000 plays back stored content. The smart phone 7000 plays back content based on a point of playback of the content. Therefore, the smart phone 7000 may seamlessly play back content that is being played back at the TV 6000.

[0230] FIG. 43 is a diagram for describing an electronic device according to an embodiment. Referring to FIG. 43, an electronic device 8000 includes a communication unit 8100, a memory 8200, a display unit 8300, and a processor 8400.

[0231] The communication unit 8100 receives iris information regarding a user wearing the glasses 5000 from the glasses 5000 and receives device information regarding a previous electronic device used by the user from the glasses 5000. For example, iris information may be information regarding feature points extracted from irises of the user.

[0232] The communication unit 8100 receives content and bookmark information regarding the content from the previous electronic device. The content may be a media file, such as a music file, a video file, a text file, an image file, etc.

[0233] The memory 8200 stores iris information regarding at least one user.

[0234] The processor 8400 identifies a user wearing the glasses 5000 by comparing received iris information to stored iris information and pairs with a previous electronic device by using device information regarding the previous electronic device. The received iris information refers to information regarding irises of a user wearing the glasses 5000, and the stored iris information refers to iris information of users stored in the memory 8200 of the electronic device 8000. The processor 8400 determines similarity between the received iris information and the store iris information and, if the similarity is equal to or above a set critical value, may determine that the received iris information is identical to the stored iris information. The processor 8400 may pair with the glasses 5000 or another electronic device only if the received iris information is identical to the stored iris information.

[0235] The processor 8400 determine a point of playback of content based on bookmark information and controls the display unit 8300 to play back the content from the point of playback. The bookmark information indicates a point of playback of content. The processor 8400 distinguishes bookmark information associated with different users and determines a point of playback of content by using bookmark information regarding an authenticated user.

[0236] The processor 8400 determines a point of playback of content stored in the memory 8200 based on bookmark information and controls the display unit 8300 to play back the content.

[0237] According to the control of the processor 8400, the display unit 8300 plays back content that is being played back at a previous electronic device.

[0238] FIG. 44 is a diagram for describing a seamless playback method according to an embodiment. Referring to FIG. 44, the TV 6000 and the smart phone 7000 may seamlessly playback content.

[0239] The glasses 5000 may track eyes of a user and determine an electronic device that the user is staring at and, based on eye movement of the user, the glasses 5000 determine an electronic device that the user is staring at again. For example, if a user stares at a second electronic device while the user is watching content via a first electronic device, the second electronic device seamlessly plays back the content that is being played back at the first electronic device.

[0240] FIG. 44 is a diagram for describing a method that the smart phone 7000 seamlessly plays back a video being played back at the TV 6000 when a user A stares at the smart phone 7000 while the user A is watching the video via the TV 6000. The TV 6000 plays back the video and stores a bookmark A regarding the user A. As the video is being played back, the bookmark A is updated. If the user A stares at the smart phone 7000, the glasses 5000 track eyes of the user A and determines an electronic device that the user A is staring at. The glasses 5000 controls the smart phone 7000 to seamlessly play back a video that is being played back at the TV 6000. The smart phone 7000 receives information regarding the video from the glasses 5000 and the TV 6000. The smart phone 7000 plays back the video based on the received information from a point corresponding to the bookmark A. The bookmark A is received from the TV 6000 or the glasses 5000. Therefore, the smart phone 7000 may play back the video from a point corresponding to the bookmark A, and thus the user A may seamlessly watch the video that is being played back on the TV 6000 via the smart phone 7000.

[0241] FIG. 45 is a diagram for describing an embodiment for utilizing user-customized bookmark information if there are a plurality of users. Referring to FIG. 45, if a user B is wearing the glasses 5000, the TV 6000 stores and update bookmark B regarding the user B. If the smart phone 7000 seamlessly plays back a video, the smart phone 7000 requests a bookmark and a video regarding the user B to the TV 6000. The TV 6000 transmits a bookmark B to the smart phone 7000. The smart phone 7000 plays back the video based on the received bookmark B. Therefore, the smart phone 7000 may seamlessly play back the video being watched by the user B.

[0242] FIG. 46 is a diagram for describing glasses 5000 according to an embodiment. Referring to FIG. 46, the glasses 5000 include an eye-tracking camera 5100, a memory 5200, and a processor 5300.

[0243] The eye-tracking camera 5100 obtains an image of eyes of a user wearing the glasses 5000. The eye-tracking camera 5100 transmits the obtained image to the processor 5300.

[0244] The memory 5200 stores device information regarding at least one device.

[0245] The processor 5300 tracks eyes of the user via the obtained image and extracts feature points of irises. The processor 5300 may analyze the obtained image and detect change of pupils of the user. Furthermore, the processor 5300 may analyze the obtained image and extract feature points of the irises.

[0246] The processor 5300 determines a first electronic device and a second electronic device to pair with based on eyes of the user. The first electronic device is an electronic device that is playing back content under the control of the glasses 5000, whereas the second electronic device is an electronic device to seamlessly play back the content being played back at the first electronic device. In other words, the first electronic device and the second electronic device are electronic devices that the user wearing the glasses 5000 stares at in turn.

[0247] The processor 5300 performs user authentication with the first and second electronic devices by using feature points of irises of the user wearing the glasses 5000. The processor 5300 performs iris authentication to determine whether the user wearing the glasses 5000 is authorized to control the first and second electronic devices. The processor 5300 may perform iris authentication by transmitting feature points of irises to the first and second electronic devices.

[0248] The processor 5300 controls the first and second electronic devices to pair with each other. The processor 5300 controls the first and second electronic devices, such that the second electronic device seamlessly play back content that is being played back by the first electronic device. The processor 5300 may transmit device information regarding the second electronic device to the first electronic device. Furthermore, the processor 5300 may transmit device information regarding the first electronic device to the second electronic device.

[0249] FIG. 47 is a flowchart for describing a method of seamlessly playing back content according to an embodiment.

[0250] In an operation 4710, the electronic device 8000 receives iris information regarding a user wearing the glasses 5000 and identifies the user. The electronic device 8000 determines whether the user is authorized to control the glasses 5000 and transmits a result of iris authentication to the glasses 5000.

[0251] In an operation 4720, the electronic device 8000 receives device information regarding a previous electronic device used by the user from the glasses 5000. If user authentication is successful, the electronic device 8000 may request information regarding a previous electronic device previously controlled by the user to the glasses 5000.

[0252] In an operation 4730, the electronic device 8000 pairs with the previous electronic device by using device information regarding the previous electronic device. The electronic device 8000 attempts a connection to the previous electronic device based on device information regarding the previous electronic device.

[0253] In an operation 4740, the electronic device 8000 plays back content that is being played back at the previous electronic device. The electronic device 8000 may receive the content from the previous electronic device and play back the received content. Alternatively, if content identical to the content that is being played back at the previous electronic device is stored in the electronic device 8000, the electronic device 8000 may play back the stored content.

[0254] FIG. 48 is a flowchart for describing a method of paring electronic devices according to an embodiment.

[0255] In an operation 4810, the glasses 5000 tracks eyes of a user wearing the glasses 5000 and determines a first electronic device to pair with.

[0256] In an operation 4820, the glasses 5000 performs user authentication with the first electronic device by using feature points of irises of the user. If the user authentication is successful, the glasses 5000 control the first electronic device. For example, the glasses 5000 may control the first electronic device to play back moving pictures or music.

[0257] In an operation 4830, the glasses 5000 track change of eyes of the user and determines a second electronic device to pair with. The second electronic device is an electronic device different from the first electronic device and may be connected to a same network as the first electronic device.

[0258] In an operation 4840, the glasses 5000 perform user authentication with the second electronic device by using the feature points of the irises of the user. If the user authentication is successful, the glasses 5000 control the second electronic device.

[0259] In an operation 4850, the glasses 5000 control the first electronic device and the second electronic device, such that the first electronic device and the second electronic device pair with each other. The glasses 5000 may transmit device information regarding the first electronic device to the second electronic device. The second electronic device may attempt to pair with the first electronic device by using device information regarding the first electronic device.

[0260] FIG. 49 is a diagram for describing a pairing method and a seamless content playback method according to an embodiment. Referring to FIG. 49, the smart phone 7000 may be paired with the TV 6000 by identifying irises of a user and tracking eyes of the user, wherein the smart phone 7000 may transmit content to the TV 6000. Furthermore, the TV 6000 may be paired with the smart phone 7000 by identifying irises of a user and tracking eyes of the user, wherein the TV 6000 may seamlessly play back content that is being played back at the smart phone 7000. The smart phone 7000 may identify a user by identifying irises of the user. The smart phone 7000 may include an iris identifying unit, such as a camera, and identify irises of a user via the camera. The smart phone 7000 may extract an image of irises of a user by analyzing an image obtained by the camera. The smart phone 7000 may identify a user by comparing an extracted iris image to a store iris image. The smart phone 7000 may store images of the irises of multiple users.

[0261] The smart phone 7000 may track eyes of a user. The smart phone 7000 may track eyes of a user based on changes in images obtained by a camera. The smart phone 7000 may determine a direction viewed by a user by tracking eyes of the user and determine an electronic device located in the direction viewed by the user as an electronic device to pair with. For example, if a user stares at the TV 6000, the smart phone 7000 may determine the TV 6000 as an electronic device to pair with.

[0262] The TV 6000 may identify a user by identifying irises of the user. The TV 6000 may include an iris identifying unit, such as a camera, and identify irises of a user via the camera. The TV 6000 may extract an image of irises of a user by analyzing an image obtained by the camera. The TV 6000 may identify a user by comparing an extracted iris image to a store iris image. The TV 6000 may store images of the irises of multiple users.

[0263] The TV 6000 may track eyes of a user. The TV 6000 may track eyes of a user based on an image obtained by a camera. The TV 6000 may determined whether a user is staring at the TV 6000 by tracking eyes of the user and, if the user is staring at the TV 6000, the TV 6000 may perform an iris authentication.

[0264] Furthermore, the TV 6000 may determine an electronic device previously used by a user. The TV 6000 transmits information regarding an identified user to nearby electronic devices and may receive data for pairing from an electronic device which authenticated the identified user from among the nearby electronic devices.

[0265] The TV 6000 may pair with a nearby electronic device by using data received from the nearby electronic device. For example, the TV 6000 may receive a MAC address and a device ID from a nearby electronic device and pair with the nearby electronic device. For example, if a user is staring at the TV 6000, the TV 6000 may broadcast user information or connection information to nearby electronic devices. The TV 6000 may receive device information from the smart phone 7000 and pair with the smart phone 7000 based on the received device information.

[0266] FIG. 50 is a flowchart for describing a method that the smart phone 7000 pairs with the TV 6000 and the smart phone 7000 transmits content to the TV 6000. Referring to FIG. 50, the smart phone 7000 may track eyes of a user and transmit content to the TV 6000.

[0267] In an operation 5010, the smart phone 7000 performs identification of irises of a user and user authentication regarding the user. The smart phone 7000 may identify irises of the user via a camera and performs user authentication by using the identified irises.

[0268] In an operation 5020, the smart phone 7000 plays back content. The smart phone 7000 may play back a movie, a drama, or a music based on an input from a user.

[0269] In an operation 5030, the smart phone 7000 tracks eyes of a user and determine an electronic device to pair with. The smart phone 7000 may track eyes of a user via a camera. Based on a result of tracking eyes of the user, the smart phone 7000 may determine an electronic device that the user is staring at as an electronic device to pair with. For example, the smart phone 7000 may determine the TV 6000 as an electronic device to pair with.

[0270] In an operation 5040, the smart phone 7000 pairs with the TV 6000. The smart phone 7000 may broadcast connection information and iris information to the TV 6000. The TV 6000 may also identify irises of a user and determine whether the corresponding user is identical to the user authenticated by the smart phone 7000.

[0271] In an operation 5050, the smart phone 7000 transmits content to the TV 6000. If the TV 6000 stores the same content, the smart phone 7000 may transmit information regarding the content to the TV 6000. The smart phone 7000 may transmit information regarding content that is being played back to the TV 6000 and receive information indicating whether the corresponding content is stored in the TV 6000 from the TV 6000. The smart phone 7000 may additionally transmit bookmark information to the TV 6000.

[0272] In an operation 5060, the TV 6000 plays back the content received from the smart phone 7000. The TV 6000 may determine a point of playback of the content based on received bookmark information.

[0273] Therefore, the user may seamlessly watch the content via the smart phone 7000 and the TV 6000.

[0274] FIGS. 51A and 51B are diagrams for describing a method of determining an electronic device to seamlessly play back content. Referring to FIGS. 51A and 51B, the smart phone 7000 may track eyes of a user and transmit content to the TV 6000 to seamlessly play back the content.

[0275] In the STEP1, a user stares at the TV 6000 while the user is watching content via the smart phone 7000.

[0276] In the STEP2, the smart phone 7000 displays a content streaming button. Since the user is staring at the TV 6000, the smart phone 7000 displays an icon corresponding to the TV 6000 at the content streaming button 7100. If there are a plurality of electronic devices in a direction viewed by the user, the smart phone 7000 may display content streaming buttons respectively indicating the plurality of electronic devices. The smart phone 7000 may either determine an electronic device to be displayed at the streaming button 7100 by directly tracking eyes of the user or display an electronic device at the streaming button 7100 that detected eyes of the user according to a request from the electronic device that detected eyes of the user.

[0277] In the STEP3, the smart phone 7000 receives an input from the user. The user may select an electronic device to stream content to by touching a button displayed at the smart phone 7000.

[0278] In the STEP4, the smart phone 7000 streams content to the selected electronic device. For example, the smart phone 7000 may stream content to the TV 6000.

[0279] FIGS. 52A and 52B are diagrams for describing a method of determining electronic devices to seamlessly play back content.

[0280] In the STEP1, the smart phone 7000 detects a long-press of a user on a button 7200. A user may long-press the button 7200 displayed on a touch screen of the smart phone 7000 to share content.

[0281] In the STEP2, the smart phone 7000 tracks eyes of a user while the user is pressing the button 7200. The user stares at an electronic device to stream content to while the user is pressing the button 7200. For example, the user may stare at the TV 6000 while the user is pressing the button 7200 of the smart phone 7000. Alternatively, if the user keeps pressing the button 7200, the smart phone 7000 determines whether nearby electronic devices detected eyes of the user. In other words, if the nearby electronic devices detect eyes of the user, the nearby electronic devices may transmit results of the detection to the smart phone 7000.

[0282] In the STEP3, if the TV 6000 is determined as an electronic device to stream content to, the smart phone 7000 displays the TV 6000 on a touch screen and generates vibration, thereby informing the user that an electronic device to stream content to is determined. The smart phone 7000 may provide feedback to a user not only via vibration, but also via sound or an image.

[0283] In the STEP4, when the user finishes touching the button 7200, the smart phone 7000 streams content to the TV 6000. The TV 6000 plays back the streamed content.

[0284] FIG. 53 is a flowchart for describing a method that the smart phone 7000 pairs with the TV 6000 and the smart phone 7000 transmits content to the TV 6000. Referring to FIG. 53, the TV 6000 may detect eyes of a user and receive content from the smart phone 7000.

[0285] In an operation 5310, the smart phone 7000 performs identification of irises of a user and user authentication regarding the user. The smart phone 7000 may identify irises of the user via a camera and performs user authentication by using the identified irises.

[0286] In an operation 5320, the smart phone 7000 plays back content. The smart phone 7000 may play back a movie, a drama, or a music based on an input from a user.

[0287] In an operation 5330, the TV 6000 performs identification of irises of a user and user authentication regarding the user. The TV 6000 may identify irises of the user via a camera and performs user authentication by using the identified irises.

[0288] In an operation 5340, the TV 6000 may broadcast information regarding identified irises to nearby electronic devices. The TV 6000 searches for an electronic device previously used by the user.

[0289] In an operation 5350, the smart phone 7000 compares iris information received from the TV 6000 to iris information obtained via the camera. In other words, the smart phone 7000 determines whether iris information obtained by the smart phone 7000 is identical to iris information obtained by the TV 6000.

[0290] In an operation 5360, the smart phone 7000 transmits a result of the comparison to the TV 6000. If irises of a same user are identified by the smart phone 7000 and the TV 6000, the smart phone 7000 may transmit device information for pairing to the TV 6000.

[0291] In an operation 5370, the TV 6000 determine an electronic device to pair with. The TV 6000 determines an electronic device being used by the user as an electronic device to pair with. Since the user was watching content via the smart phone 7000, the TV 6000 determine the smart phone 7000 as an electronic device to pair with.

[0292] In an operation 5380, the TV 6000 and the smart phone 7000 pair with each other.

[0293] In an operation 5390, the smart phone 7000 streams content to the TV 6000. If it is not necessary for the smart phone 7000 to stream content, the smart phone 7000 may transmit only information regarding the content to the TV 6000.

[0294] In an operation 5395, the TV 6000 plays back streamed content. Alternatively, the TV 6000 may play back stored content or may play back drama or music.

[0295] FIG. 54 is a diagram for describing a seamless playback method using a bookmark.

[0296] Referring to FIG. 54, the TV 6000 and the smart phone 7000 may seamlessly play back content by using bookmark information regarding a user. Even if a user is not wearing glasses, the TV 6000 and the smart phone 7000 may identify irises or eyes of the user and seamlessly play back content.

[0297] The TV 6000 identifies irises of a user and identifies the user watching the TV 6000. For example, a user A may be watching the TV 6000. The TV 6000 generates and stores a bookmark A regarding the user A. The bookmark A indicates a point of playback of content regarding the user A.

[0298] The TV 6000 tracks eyes of the user A and determine whether the user A is continuously watching content. If it is determined that the user A is no longer watching the content, the TV 6000 stores the bookmark A regarding the user A and stops playback of the content. The TV 6000 generates the bookmark A indicating a point of playback where it is determined that the user A has discontinued watching the content. For example, if eyes of the user A are not detected, the TV 6000 may determine that the user A is no longer watching the content.

[0299] If it is determined that the user A is watching the TV 6000 again, the TV 6000 plays back the content based on the bookmark A. The bookmark A includes information regarding content that the user A was watching and information indicating the point of playback where the user A discontinued watching the content.

[0300] The smart phone 7000 may identify irises and eyes of the user A and seamlessly play back content that is being played back at the TV 6000. The smart phone 7000 tracks eyes of the user A and determine whether the user A intends to watch the smart phone 7000. The smart phone 7000 identifies irises of the user A and identifies the user A.

[0301] The smart phone 7000 pairs with the TV 6000. The smart phone 7000 may receive content from the TV 6000 and play back the content, play back content stored in the smart phone 7000, or receive content from a server and play back the content.

[0302] The smart phone 7000 additionally receives bookmark information from the TV 6000. The smart phone 7000 receives the bookmark A regarding the user A from the TV 6000 and determine a point of playback of content. The smart phone 7000 may play back content based on determined point of playback.

[0303] FIG. 55 is a diagram for describing a seamless playback method with respect to a plurality of users.

[0304] The TV 6000 may track eyes of a plurality of users and generate respective bookmark information regarding the plurality of users. The TV 6000 continuously track eyes of a user A and a user B watching the TV 6000. If it is determined that the user A is no longer watching content, the TV 6000 generates a bookmark A including a point of playback at which it is determined that the user A no longer watches the content. The TV 6000 stores the bookmark A regarding the user A and, since the user B is continuously watching the content, continuously play back the content. If it is determined that the user B is no longer watching content, the TV 6000 generates a bookmark B including a point of playback at which it is determined that the user B no longer watches the content. If it is determined that both the user A and the user B are no longer watching the content, the TV 6000 may stop playback of the content.

[0305] When eyes of the user A are detected again, the TV 6000 plays back the content based on the bookmark A. Alternatively, when eyes of the user B are detected again, the TV 6000 plays back the content based on the bookmark B.

[0306] Even if the user A or the user B watches the content via an electronic device other than the TV 6000, the electronic device may receive the bookmark A or the bookmark B from the TV 6000 and seamlessly play back the content.

[0307] FIG. 56 is a diagram for describing an example of an electronic device 9000 which receives content from a nearby electronic device and plays back the content. Referring to FIG. 56, the electronic device 9000 includes a communication unit 9100, a memory 9200, a display unit 9300, a camera 9400, and a processor 9500.

[0308] The communication unit 9100 may receive iris information regarding a user or device information from a nearby electronic device.

[0309] The communication unit 9100 receives content and bookmark information regarding the content from a nearby electronic device. The content may be a media file, such as a music file, a video file, a text file, an image file, etc.

[0310] The memory 9200 stores iris information regarding at least one user. Furthermore, the memory 9200 may also store the content.

[0311] The display unit 9300 displays content under the control of the processor 9500. The display unit 9300 may display an electronic device to pair with or a content streaming button.

[0312] The processor 9500 obtains an image of eyes of a user. The camera 9400 transmits the obtained image to the processor 9500.

[0313] The processor 9500 tracks eyes of a user and extracts feature points of irises via the image obtained by the camera 9400. The camera 9400 performs user authentication based on iris information regarding a user.

[0314] The processor 9500 determines an electronic device to pair with. The processor 9500 may determine an electronic device to pair with by tracking eyes of a user. Furthermore, when eyes of a user are detected, the processor 9500 may broadcast a result of iris authentication to nearby electronic devices and determine an electronic device to pair with.

[0315] The processor 9500 may transmit content that is being played back to a nearby electronic device via the communication unit 9100. The processor 9500 transmits content to an electronic device that a user is staring at.

[0316] The processor 9500 may play back content received from a nearby electronic device. The processor 9500 may playback content based on received information regarding the content and received bookmark information.

[0317] The electronic device 9000 according to an embodiment may seamlessly play back content by tracking eyes of a user.

[0318] The electronic device 9000 according to an embodiment may determine whether to seamlessly play back content via iris authentication.

[0319] As described above, according to the one or more of the above exemplary embodiments, a mobile device may identify an electronic device included in an input image and pair with the electronic device.

[0320] A mobile device according to an embodiment may pair with another electronic device controlled by the identified electronic device.

[0321] A mobile device according to an embodiment may track eyes of a user and select an electronic device to pair with.

[0322] A mobile device according to an embodiment may select an electronic device to pair with from among a plurality of electronic devices included in a obtained image, based on a user's selection.

[0323] A mobile device according to an embodiment may select an electronic device to pair with based on a gesture of a user.

[0324] The device described herein may comprise a processor, a memory for storing program data and executing it, a permanent storage unit such as a disk drive, a communications port for handling communications with external devices, and user interface devices, including a touch panel, keys, buttons, etc. When software modules or algorithms are involved, these software modules may be stored as program instructions or computer readable codes executable on a processor on a computer-readable medium. Examples of the computer readable recording medium include magnetic storage media (e.g., ROM, floppy disks, hard disks, etc.), and optical recording media (e.g., CD-ROMs, or DVDs). The computer readable recording medium can also be distributed over network coupled computer systems so that the computer readable code is stored and executed in a distributed fashion. This media can be read by the computer, stored in the memory, and executed by the processor.

[0325] The inventive concept may be described in terms of functional block components and various processing steps. Such functional blocks may be realized by any number of hardware and/or software components configured to perform the specified functions. For example, the inventive concept may employ various integrated circuit (IC) components, e.g., memory elements, processing elements, logic elements, look-up tables, and the like, which may carry out a variety of functions under the control of one or more microprocessors or other control devices. Similarly, where the elements of the inventive concept are implemented using software programming or software elements, the inventive concept may be implemented with any programming or scripting language such as C, C++, Java, assembler, or the like, with the various algorithms being implemented with any combination of data structures, objects, processes, routines or other programming elements. Functional aspects may be implemented in algorithms that are executed on one or more processors. Furthermore, the inventive concept could employ any number of conventional techniques for electronics configuration, signal processing and/or control, data processing and the like. The words "mechanism", "element", "means", and "configuration" are used broadly and are not limited to mechanical or physical embodiments, but can include software routines in conjunction with processors, etc.

[0326] The particular implementations shown and described herein are illustrative examples of the inventive concept and are not intended to otherwise limit the scope of the inventive concept in any way. For the sake of brevity, conventional electronics, control systems, software development and other functional aspects of the systems may not be described in detail. Furthermore, the connecting lines, or connectors shown in the various figures presented are intended to represent exemplary functional relationships and/or physical or logical couplings between the various elements. It should be noted that many alternative or additional functional relationships, physical connections or logical connections may be present in a practical device.

[0327] The use of the terms "a" and "an" and "the" and similar referents in the context of describing the inventive concept (especially in the context of the following claims) are to be construed to cover both the singular and the plural. Furthermore, recitation of ranges of values herein are merely intended to serve as a shorthand method of referring individually to each separate value falling within the range, unless otherwise indicated herein, and each separate value is incorporated into the specification as if it were individually recited herein. Also, the steps of all methods described herein can be performed in any suitable order unless otherwise indicated herein or otherwise clearly contradicted by context. The inventive concept is not limited to the described order of the steps. The use of any and all examples, or exemplary language (e.g., "such as") provided herein, is intended merely to better illuminate the inventive concept and does not pose a limitation on the scope of the inventive concept unless otherwise claimed. Numerous modifications and adaptations will be readily apparent to one of ordinary skill in the art without departing from the scope of the inventive concept.

[0328] The following are further embodiments of the invention.
  1. 1. Glasses to be paired with an electronic device, the glasses comprising:

    a memory adapted to store identification information and device information regarding each of a plurality of electronic devices, the device information representing information for pairing the glasses with the plurality of electronic devices;

    an image obtaining unit adapted to obtain an image of at least one electronic device via a camera included in the glasses;

    an identification information extracting unit adapted to extract identification information regarding an electronic device included in the obtained image;

    a pairing target selecting unit adapted to search for the stored identification information and to select an electronic device corresponding to the extracted identification information; and

    a wireless communication unit adapted to pair with the selected electronic device based on device information of the selected electronic device.

  2. 2. The glasses of embodiment 1, wherein the pairing target selecting unit is further adapted to search for device information corresponding to the extracted identification information and to select an electronic device corresponding to the searched device information as an electronic device to pair with, or to search for stored identification information corresponding to the extracted identification information and to select an electronic device controlled by an electronic device corresponding to the searched identification information as an electronic device to pair with.
  3. 3. The glasses of embodiment 1 or 2, wherein the image obtaining unit is further adapted to obtain the image of an electronic device by identifying the electronic device included in the image obtained by the camera.
  4. 4. The glasses of one of embodiments 1 to 3, wherein, if a same or similar images are input via the camera for a designated period of time, the image obtaining unit obtains an image of an electronic device by identifying the electronic device included in the input image.
  5. 5. The glasses of one of embodiments 1 to 4, wherein the stored identification information indicates features for identifying shapes of the plurality of electronic devices.
  6. 6. The glasses of embodiment 1 further comprising:

    a display unit for displaying the obtained image; and

    a processor for extracting said identification information regarding the electronic device from the image, searching the stored device information based on the extracted identification information and for performing pairing with the electronic device based on the searched device information.

  7. 7. The glasses of embodiment 6, wherein the identification information stored in the memory comprises images of an electronic device that are obtained at various angles.
  8. 8. The glasses of embodiment 6 or 7, wherein the device information comprises at least one of a MAC address and an IP address of an electronic device, or wherein the device information comprises information regarding a program for controlling the electronic device.
  9. 9. The glasses of one of embodiments 6 to 8, further comprising an eye-tracking camera adapted to track eyes of a user, wherein the glasses are further adapted to determine a direction in which the camera obtains the image data based on a signal output by the eye-tracking camera.
  10. 10. The glasses of one of embodiments 8 to 9, wherein the electronic device comprises a legacy device, and
    the glasses transmit control data for controlling the legacy device to a patch.
  11. 11. The glasses of embodiment 1 further comprising:

    an eye-tracking camera adapted to obtain an image of eyes of a user wearing the glasses;

    said memory adapted to store the device information of at least one device only; and

    a processor adapted to track eyes of the user and to extract feature points of irises of the user based on the obtained image of the eyes of the user,

    wherein the processor is further adapted to determine first and second electronic devices to pair with based on eyes of the user, to perform user authentications with the first and second electronic devices based on the feature points of the irises, and to control the first and second electronic devices, such that the first and second electronic devices pair with each other.

  12. 12. A seamless content playback method comprising:

    receiving iris information regarding a user wearing glasses and identifying the user;

    receiving device information regarding a previous electronic device used by the user from the glasses;

    pairing with the previous electronic device based on the device information; and

    playing back content that is being played back by the previous electronic device.

  13. 13. The seamless content playback method of embodiment 12, wherein the playing back of the content comprises:

    receiving the content from the previous electronic device;

    receiving bookmark information regarding the content; and

    determining a point of playback of the content based on the bookmark information.

  14. 14. The seamless content playback method of embodiment 12 or 13, wherein the playing back of the content comprises:

    receiving bookmark information regarding the content from the previous electronic device; and

    playing back stored content based on the bookmark information.

  15. 15. Computer-readable medium having instructions that, when performed by a processor, cause the processor to perform a method of pairing electronic devices, comprising:

    determining a first electronic device to pair with by tracking eyes of a user wearing glasses;

    performing user authentication with the first electronic device based on feature points of irises of the user;

    determining a second electronic device to pair with by tracking eyes of the user;

    performing user authentication with the second electronic device based on the feature points of the irises of the user; and

    controlling the first electronic device and the second electronic device, such that the first electronic device and the second electronic device pair with each other.




Claims

1. Head mounted display (HMD, 110) to be paired with an electronic device, the HMD comprising:

a memory for storing identification information and device information of the electronic device, the device information regarding information for pairing the HMD (110) with the electronic device;

an image obtaining unit configured to obtain an image of an electronic device;

a processor (114) configured to perform extracting identification information regarding the electronic device from the obtained image, searching for the stored identification information and selecting the electronic device corresponding to the extracted identification information;

a wireless communication unit configured to pair with the selected electronic device based on device information of the selected electronic device.


 
2. The HMD of claim 1, wherein the selecting of the electronic device corresponding to the extracted identification information comprises:

searching for corresponding identification information to the extracted identification information from the stored identification information; and

selecting the electronic device based on the corresponding identification information for the pairing.


 
3. The HMD of claim 1, wherein the selecting of the electronic device corresponding to the extracted identification information comprises:

searching for the device information corresponding to the extracted identification information and selecting the electronic device corresponding to the searched device information as an electronic device to pair with, or

searching for stored identification information corresponding to the extracted identification information and selecting an electronic device controlled by the electronic device corresponding to the searched identification information as an electronic device to pair with.


 
4. The HMD of claim 1, wherein the image obtaining unit is further configured to obtain the image of the electronic device by analyzing edge shapes of the electronic device included in the obtained image.
 
5. The HMD of claims 1, wherein, if a same or similar images are input via the image obtaining unit for a designated period of time, the image obtaining unit obtains an image of an electronic device by identifying the electronic device included in the input image.
 
6. The HMD of claims 1, wherein the stored identification information indicates features for identifying shapes of the electronic device.
 
7. The HMD of claim 1 further comprising:

a display for displaying the obtained image; and

wherein the searching for the stored identification information comprises searching the stored device information based on the extracted identification information and the pairing with the electronic device is performed based on the searched device information.


 
8. The HMD of claim 1, wherein the identification information stored in the memory comprises images of an electronic device that are obtained at various angles.
 
9. The HMD of claim 1, wherein the device information comprises at least one of a MAC address and an IP address of the electronic device, or information regarding a program for controlling the electronic device.
 
10. The HMD of claims 1, wherein the electronic device comprises a legacy device, and
the HMD transmits control data for controlling the legacy device to a patch attached to the legacy device.
 
11. A non-transitory computer-readable medium having instructions that, when performed by a processor, cause the processor to perform a method of pairing with an electronic device, comprising:

storing identification information and device information regarding the electronic device, the device information representing information for pairing the HMD (110) with the electronic device;

obtaining an image of the electronic device;

extracting identification information regarding the electronic device included in the obtained image of the electronic device;

searching for the stored identification information and selecting an electronic device corresponding to the extracted identification information;

performing pairing with the selected electronic device based on device information of the selected electronic device.


 




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