HTC has been granted a patent for a method allowing users to input letters using hand gestures with a head-mounted display. The technology involves displaying letter sets on fingers, recognizing bending actions as triggers, and selecting letters accordingly. This innovation enhances user interaction in virtual reality services. GlobalData’s report on HTC gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on HTC, Immersive gaming controllers was a key innovation area identified from patents. HTC's grant share as of February 2024 was 93%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Method for inputting letters using hand gestures on head-mounted display

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: HTC Corp

The granted patent (Publication Number: US11914789B2) discloses a method for inputting letters using a head-mounted display as a host for a reality service. The method involves rendering a hand representative object with fingers, displaying letter sets on corresponding fingers based on hand gestures, and selecting letters through specific bending actions. The method also includes showing reference letters, a virtual keyboard with symbols, and utilizing raycasting for user interaction. The host device comprises a storage circuit, a processor, and the necessary program code to execute the letter input method.

Furthermore, the patent includes claims for the host device and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium containing the executable program. The host device provides visual content for the reality service and enables the input of letters through hand gestures and finger movements. The method outlined in the patent aims to enhance user interaction in virtual reality environments by offering a unique and intuitive way to input letters and symbols. The technology described in the patent can potentially improve user experience in various applications where text input is required, such as virtual reality gaming, communication, and productivity tools.

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