Apparatus and method for providing route guidance based on emotion

Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) patented a method for providing route guidance based on user’s emotion.

Existing route guidance systems calculate a route by taking into account only the current position and destination of a vehicle.

 

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The patented method also obtains information about user’s emotional state, and then provides route guidance tailored to a user’s emotional state. 

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Further, it provides audio, video, and lighting corresponding to the user’s emotional state that helps to improve the user’s emotional state.

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The invention should help improving the quality of life of regular travellers.

Patent Information
Publication number: US 9291470
Patent Title: Apparatus and method for providing route guidance based on emotion
Publication date: 22 Mar 2016
Filing date: 12 Mar 2014
Inventors: Hyun-Soon Shin; Yong-Kwi Lee; Jun Jo;
Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute

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