Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2016)
Smart earphones v2.0 – with enhanced detection capabilities
Author(s): S Nirmal Sam, Roopesh Dhara
Abstract: Smart earphones use both a proximity sensor and an eddy current sensor to demonstrate several implicit interaction techniques achieved by automatically detecting the intended use. The Smart earphones have three features. The first involves detecting the left and right sides of ears, which provides audio to either ear, the second involves detecting the shared use of earphones and this provides mixed stereo sound to both earphones and the third involves using the proximity sensor to detect when the earphones are withdrawn from the ear which directly triggers the pause feature. These features free users from having to check the left and right sides of earphones and they enable them to share stereo audio with other people and they do not have to worry about pausing their playback.