Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for athletic training optimization are disclosed. In one example, a fitness level change is identified. In one example, a current training intensity is updated to reflect an updated user fitness level.
Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for delivering instructional information and include displaying instructional information on several visual displays prior to a triggering event and displaying the instructional information in an instructional varying display pattern on the at least three visual displays after the triggering event so a person viewing the instructional varying display pattern is unable to detect a repeatable pattern. Also included is displaying background information on each display not displaying instructional information. The background information is displayed with a background varying display pattern so a person is unable to detect a repeatable pattern.
Abstract: An instructional information delivery system and method based on the storing and retrieving information via an eye-ear-body system optimizes learning. Courses are prepared and presented with help from multimedia tools that present different aspects of the instructional materials. The system and the method complement instructor-led lessons by emphasis on information delivery according to the process of attention to and retention of information by the brain. The information delivery system and method provides for multiple display screens and speakers receiving instructional information based on data that is manipulated according to a set of rules in a multimedia environment. The system allows real time feedback by instructor's input, control and override so that the lesson is flexible and responsive to the classroom if changes in the learning environment occur.
Abstract: Self-scoring and self-analyzing test answer sheet which facilitates grading and provides the grader with data concerning the nature of each question and the skill being tested. A skills summary area is provided for recording the total test score and also the number of incorrect responses for each of the specific skills tested.
Abstract: A system is provided for testing and enhancing the alertness of operators who monitor video surveillance imagery. Alertness is tested by displaying any of a variety of visual elements on top of or near the video imagery, and receiving input from human operators in response to the visual elements, via one or more input devices. The system further allows for economic management of human operators by transmitting imagery from many video sources to any number of operators. Video feeds are automatically switched, via software, away from an operator who wishes to take a break or has poor alertness. In this fashion, the system maximizes operator vigilance while also maximizing workflow for all available operators.
December 3, 2002
Date of Patent:
January 10, 2006
Magnetic Moments, LLC
Marco Pinter, Bradley E. Paden, Fiona M. Gaston
Abstract: An imaging system includes two sets of cameras: a first set for capturing optical mark or optical character recognition data and a second set for capturing visual images. Full visual images of pages containing answers to open-ended questions are retained and are retrievable by a reader such that an area of interest wherein the answer is expected is displayed, but the remaining area is also available for viewing. The system permits the alignment of a page based upon edge detection if the page contains only an open-ended answer, obviating the need for timing tracks. Hardware and software elements cooperate to store the image temporarily in a server having a response time commensurate with the scanner. The image is then processed with the use of high-performance index imaging for optical storage and retrieval, and then routed to a long-term storage device.
Abstract: Computerized systems for optically scanning "bubble" sheet responses to test questions and then electronically scoring and reporting test results are provided. The systems employ templates which contain (a) computer readable images of the test questions and (b) overlay records which contain (i) the coordinates of icons representing the possible answers to the questions and (ii) an identification of the correct answers. The templates are merged with the scanned "bubble" sheet responses and the results displayed on a video monitor as if the test had been administered on a computer, rather than through the use of a "bubble" sheet. The templates minimize the amount of computer storage space required to produce the video display of the test results.
Abstract: A method of entering a hand-marked response into a system by altering a predetermined modified bar code symbol in a manner so that the bar code is rendered readable. In this manner, bar code reading devices can be utilized to detect the hand marked response. In an alternative embodiment, one of several potential responses may be marked and rendered non-decodable. A bar code reading device determines which of the several responses has been hand-marked by ascertaining which is non-decodable. Marking the response sheets may be aided by using an opaque template sheet or using a pressure sensitive overlay sheet.
Abstract: A method of entering a hand-marked response into a system by altering a predetermined modified bar code symbol in a manner so that the bar code is rendered readable. In this manner, bar code reading devices can be utilized to detect the hand-marked response. In an alternative embodiment, one of several potential responses may be marked and rendered non-decodable. A bar code reading device determines which of the several responses has been hand-marked by ascertaining which is non-decodable. Marking the response sheets may be aided by using an opaque template sheet or using a pressure sensitive overlay sheet.
Abstract: Instructional devices include information, such as a map, instructions, or any other visually discernable type of information is formed on one surface and is physically and spatially related to information on a second surface, and in one embodiment, the first surface is a map of the world and a second surface is an antipodal map of the world reversed by 180.degree.. By making a mark on the first surface, a Mark-Thru is produced at the corresponding point on the second surface. This concept is shown as applied to anaglyphs on which the information is projected on surfaces and on examinations or tests in which examination questions of multiple-choice type are formed on a first surface and the Mark-Thru indicates the correctness of answer on the second surface.
Abstract: For translation between a plurality of languages at least two carriers for at least two languages are provided with at least one question and at least one answer at the same locations, and the carriers are aligned with one another so that the questions and the answers are also aligned with one another so as to allow easy identification of the questions and the answer in the respective language.