Hitachi had four patents in edtech during Q1 2024. Hitachi Ltd’s patent filed in Q1 2024 describes a work support system that uses imaging, control, and display units to assist workers. The system captures images of a work site, identifies a work target region selected by the worker, and displays text to support the worker near the target region. Additionally, a sensor unit recognizes the worker’s line of sight, allowing the control unit to specify a predetermined region as the work target based on this information. GlobalData’s report on Hitachi gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Hitachi grant share with edtech as a theme is 25% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Work support system and work support method (Patent ID: US20240096228A1)

The patent filed by Hitachi Ltd. describes a work support system designed to assist workers in their tasks. The system includes an imaging unit to capture images of the work site, a control unit to identify specific work target regions selected by the worker, and a display unit to show text supporting the worker near the identified work target region. Additionally, the system incorporates sensor units to recognize the worker's line of sight and finger motions, enabling more precise identification of work target regions.

The patent claims outline the components and functionalities of the work support system, such as recognizing the worker's line of sight and finger motions to specify work target regions accurately. The system also includes a voice unit to convert the worker's voice into text for display. Furthermore, the patent details a method for implementing the work support system, involving capturing images of the work site, identifying work target regions based on the worker's line of sight, and displaying supportive text near the identified regions. Overall, the patent focuses on enhancing worker efficiency and accuracy through innovative technological support mechanisms.

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