US 11,056,022 B1
System, apparatus, and method for creating an interactive augmented reality experience to simulate medical procedures for pediatric disease education
Aaron J. Horowitz, Providence, RI (US); Hannah Chung, Providence, RI (US); Joel B. Schwartz, Los Angeles, CA (US); and Brian Oley, Jamaica Plain, MA (US)
Assigned to Sproutel, Inc., Providence, RI (US)
Filed by SPROUTEL, INC., Providence, RI (US)
Filed on Aug. 3, 2020, as Appl. No. 16/984,138.
Application 16/984,138 is a continuation in part of application No. 15/824,981, filed on Nov. 28, 2017, granted, now 10,748,450.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/427,753, filed on Nov. 29, 2016.
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G09B 23/30 (2006.01); G06F 3/16 (2006.01); G06F 3/01 (2006.01); G06F 3/0481 (2013.01); G06F 3/0346 (2013.01); A63H 3/00 (2006.01)
CPC G09B 23/30 (2013.01) [A63H 3/001 (2013.01); A63H 3/003 (2013.01); G06F 3/011 (2013.01); G06F 3/017 (2013.01); G06F 3/0346 (2013.01); G06F 3/04815 (2013.01); G06F 3/167 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
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1. An interactive augmented reality system for simulating pediatric medical procedures, the system comprising:
a plush toy including a pattern disposed on a body of the plush toy; and
an interactive medical procedure simulation logic section operable within a mobile device, wherein the mobile device includes a visible light camera configured to capture a series of live images of the plush toy having the pattern, and wherein the mobile device is configured to display the series of live images on a touch-sensitive display screen of the mobile device,
wherein:
the interactive medical procedure simulation logic section is configured to cause the pattern within the series of live images to be scanned, and to initiate an interactive augmented reality experience to simulate a medical procedure responsive to the scanned pattern;
the interactive medical procedure simulation logic section is configured to cause at least a portion of the body of the plush toy to be displayed on the touch-sensitive display screen;
the interactive medical procedure simulation logic section includes a digital virtual medical tools logic section configured to cause one or more digital virtual medical tools to be displayed superimposed over the series of live images;
the digital virtual medical tools logic section of the interactive medical procedure simulation logic section is configured to receive one or more indications from a user patient to manipulate the one or more digital virtual medical tools to administer virtual medical care to the plush toy;
the one or more indications from the user patient include one or more interactive gestures from the user patient via the touch-sensitive display screen; and
the digital virtual medical tools logic section of the interactive medical procedure simulation logic section is configured to receive the one or more interactive gestures from the user patient via the touch-sensitive display screen to manipulate the one or more digital virtual medical tools to administer the virtual medical care to the plush toy.