US 9,809,231 B2
System and method for executing gesture based control of a vehicle system
Calvin Ling, Austin, TX (US); and Michael Nehmad, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assigned to Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Tokyo (JP)
Filed by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Oct. 28, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/924,765.
Prior Publication US 2017/0120930 A1, May 4, 2017
Int. Cl. B60R 16/023 (2006.01); B60W 50/10 (2012.01); B60K 35/00 (2006.01)
CPC B60W 50/10 (2013.01) [B60K 35/00 (2013.01); B60R 16/023 (2013.01); B60K 2350/1052 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
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1. A computer-implemented method for executing gesture based control of a vehicle system, comprising:
receiving a plurality of signals that pertain to a plurality of muscle movements from a plurality of electromyography (EEG) sensors disposed within a gear shift knob, wherein receiving the plurality of signals includes analyzing each of the plurality of signals and determining a predetermined code value that corresponds to each of the plurality of signals;
determining at least one gesture based on the plurality of signals, wherein determining the at least one gesture includes acquiring a plurality of gestural attribute values that correspond to the predetermined code value, wherein determining the at least one gesture further includes combining the plurality of gestural attribute values that correspond with the predetermined code value into a gesture code;
determining an interaction command with at least one vehicle system that is currently being utilized based on the at least one gesture, wherein the at least one vehicle system is identified as currently being utilized based on a vehicle system user interface associated with the at least one vehicle system that is being presented based on a user input, wherein a first haptic feedback is provided through the gear shift knob when the interaction command is not determined based on the at least one gesture; and
outputting the interaction command to the at least one vehicle system, wherein the interaction command is outputted to control the at least one vehicle system to execute the interaction command, wherein a second haptic feedback is provided to indicate at least one of: the at least one vehicle system is executing the interaction command based on the gesture, and the at least one vehicle system has executed the interaction command based on the gesture.