HAND-HELD COMPUTER DEVICE HAVING MIRROR WITH NEGATIVE CURVATURE AND VOICE RECOGNITION
Claim 1. A compact hand-held computer device for viewing by a user with an active eye, comprising:
a housing sized for hand-held use by the user;
a microphone disposed on said housing;
a computer disposed within said housing;
a system for interpreting spoken words of a first language disposed within said housing;
a primary display disposed on said housing;
a mirror mounted on said housing, said mirror having negative curvature for reflecting and magnifying said primary display only to the active eye of the user while the computer device is hand-held during use; and
wherein said negative curvature is sufficient for viewing said primary display in said mirror by the active eye of the user when said mirror is placed at a distance from said active eye, wherein said distance lies in the range of 10 mm to 300 mm;
whereby the accuracy of the interpreting may be monitored, and editorial corrections may be made without having to move the device from a dictation mode to a more distant reading mode.
A voice controlled compact computer device is provided in which speech is substituted for keyboard entry of text and for control signals otherwise input by keyboard or pointing device. Spoken words and commands are recognized by an interpreter and displayed in real time to only one eye, using a compact folded display having at least one mirror with negative curvature. In another embodiment, a second mirrored display is used to project an independent image to the other eye.