Electronic device and method of managing its keyboard

Himberg Johan * (Inventor), Mäntyjärvi Jani * (Inventor), Keskijaskari Turo * (Inventor), Takala Roope * (Inventor), Himberg Johan (Inventor), Maentyjaervi Jani (Inventor), Keski-Jaskari Turo (Inventor), Takala Roope (Inventor), Haekkilae Jonna (Inventor)

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The invention relates to an electronic device and a method of managing a virtual keyboard of the electronic device. The device comprises a touch pad (106), a processing unit (600) and a feedback unit (612), which provides tactile feedback unit (612) for the user. The processing unit (600) is configured to determine a virtual keyboard (104) for the touch pad (106) and a tactile appearance of the keyboard (104), receive information generated by the pressing of a keyboard (104) key and identify the key that was pressed on the basis of the information. The processing unit (600) is further configured to collect information on the key presses and carry out an analysis of them, and re-determine the tactile appearance of the keyboard (104) on the basis of the collected information and the analysis carried out so as to make the keyboard more ergonomic for the user, which makes it easier to use the keyboard (104) and/or the pressing of a wrong key less likely.

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberGB2405687
IPCH03M 11/ 04 A I
Priority date12/06/03
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2005
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

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    Johan *, H., Jani *, M., Turo *, K., Roope *, T., Johan, H., Jani, M., Turo, K-J., Roope, T., & Jonna, H. (2005). IPC No. H03M 11/ 04 A I. Electronic device and method of managing its keyboard. (Patent No. GB2405687).