Home appliances are becoming increasingly complex as more processor-based controllers are used that permit the offering of more functions to a user to improve the performance and convenience of the home appliance. Most manufactures provide home appliances with a user interface to program and operate the functions. Manufacturers also program the groups of functions and force all users to conform to one user interface they predetermine. The process of initially programming these functions can be complicated, time consuming, and frustrating. Stepping through many menus each time the user wants the appliance to perform a preferred task. Today, different groups of users use different features more often than other groups. Which is why the Whirlpool Corporation created a user interface that can automatically present a personalized display of functions. This invention is detailed in US Patent Application 20130283183.
How it Personalizes User Data
The ‘183 Patent Application describes a system of controlling an appliance through an interface with a camera that analyzes biometric data of an individual user. The interface uses sensors gather to gather biometric data. Body and retinal scans, fingerprint scans, and acoustic et. al make up the different types of biometric sensors of the personal interface. Thes biometric sensors allow users to select certain types of settings that personalize the appliance control interface.
The Wrap Up
So, the ‘183 Patent Application is still at the development stage and still reflects some exciting technology to come. The future seems bright for the individual since special practitioners and new technology can personalize your clothes, appliances, and even medical therapies. The USPTO published the ‘183 Patent Application in October 2013. Let’s hope this ideas comes together and arrives on the market in the near future.
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