US 9,811,752 B2
Wearable smart device and method for redundant object identification
Kenichi Yamamoto, San Jose, CA (US)
Assigned to TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC., Erlanger, KY (US)
Filed by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., Erlanger, KY (US)
Filed on Mar. 10, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/644,086.
Prior Publication US 2016/0267344 A1, Sep. 15, 2016
Int. Cl. G06F 1/16 (2006.01); G06K 9/00 (2006.01); G06K 9/32 (2006.01)
CPC G06K 9/3241 (2013.01) [G06F 1/163 (2013.01); G06K 9/00201 (2013.01); G06K 9/00228 (2013.01); G06K 2209/21 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A wearable computing device comprising:
a sensor configured to detect data corresponding to a detected object;
a memory configured to store a contact list including contact information for a plurality of contact devices and to store stored data corresponding to a plurality of stored objects;
an input device configured to receive user input;
an antenna;
a processor coupled to the sensor, the memory, the input device, and the antenna and configured to:
assign a ranking to at least two of the plurality of contact devices based on a connection ratio corresponding to a ratio of successful connection attempts to unsuccessful connection attempts such that a first contact device has a higher ranking than a second contact device that has a lower connection ratio than the first contact device,
determine whether the detected object can be identified by comparing the detected data to the stored data,
transmit the detected data to the first contact device of the plurality of contact devices via the antenna if the detected object is unidentified after comparing the detected data to the stored data, the detected data being transmitted to the first contact device prior to the second contact device due to the higher ranking of the first contact device,
transmit the detected data to the second contact device of the plurality of contact devices via the antenna if the detected object is unidentified after expiration of a predetermined amount of time since the detected data was transmitted to the first contact device,
receive an identification of the detected object from at least one of the first contact device or the second contact device,
receive the user input from the input device indicating whether the identification correctly corresponds to the detected object, and
create an entry in the memory including the identification of the detected object and the detected data when the user input from the input device verifies that the identification correctly corresponds to the detected object; and
an output unit coupled to the processor and configured to output the identification of the detected object.