Apple has filed for a new patent that would enable people who are addicted to texting whilst walking in public to be less accident prone.
A recent study by Ohio State research of last year highlights that emergency room treatments of pedestrians’ resulting from mobile-phone related injuries doubled from 2005 to 2010. An alarming 69 percent were due to talking on the phone while walking, whereas nine percent of the injuries were due to texting while walking.
Apple is looking to change that with a new invention titled – Transparent Texting (20140085334)
According to the patent abstract:
An electronic communication device’s camera can continuously capture and present video images as a background within a text messaging session currently being displayed by the device. The camera can be a rear-facing camera on the device, so that the video images represent the views that the device’s user would see if the device’s display were transparent. The camera can continuously capture and present the video images as the background in the text messaging session, so that the device’s user continuously can be aware of the environment beyond the device’s display while still focusing on the text messages being communicated. The background within the text messaging session can continuously be a live and current video image of the view seen by the camera at any given moment. Consequently, the device’s user is less likely to collide with or stumble over an object while participating in a text messaging session.
In other news, Concept iPhone and Sahanan Yogarasa from SCAVids have produced a new concept video of Apple iPhone 6 2014. The concept iPhone features a 5-inch Dual Screen, 16MP camera, iOS 8 and multiple colors.