A recent report has revealed that Xiaomi Mobile Software Co. Ltd has been granted a patent for anti-peep prompt methods, devices, electronic equipment, and storage media. This suggests that Xiaomi is potentially working on a wearable device that can alert users when they are being secretly photographed. The patent outlines the process of obtaining environmental image data through a camera device and determining the shooting angle of the device.
Anti-Peep Prompt Functionality
The wearable device, as described in the patent, would provide an anti-peep prompt to the user when they are within the shooting range of a camera device, based on the shooting angle. This prompt aims to prevent unauthorized capturing of the user’s activities by secret cameras or other shooting devices. By alerting the user, Xiaomi aims to safeguard their privacy and prevent any potential intrusion.
Limitations and Uncertainties
The patent specifies that the wearable device can only achieve the anti-peep function if it has an in-built camera. This suggests that current Xiaomi smartwatches and bracelets, which lack cameras, may not feature this anti-peep functionality. However, the Mi Rabbit children’s watch, which does have a camera, may also be excluded from this feature. It remains unclear whether the wearable device would allow the user to accurately determine the position of the shooting device. If possible, this would enable the user to take appropriate action by moving away from the range of the shooting device.
Xiaomi’s MIJIA smart glasses, equipped with cameras, could potentially be products capable of providing the anti-peep prompt functionality. This suggests that Xiaomi may be considering launching a new lineup of wearable devices that support this feature. Consequently, future Xiaomi smartwatches and bracelets may come equipped with in-built cameras, in order to offer users enhanced privacy protection.
In conclusion, Xiaomi’s recent patent for anti-peep prompt methods and devices indicates the company’s focus on developing a wearable device that can alert users when they are being secretly photographed. While the specifics of this technology are yet to be seen, it is clear that Xiaomi is dedicated to ensuring the privacy and security of its users in an increasingly connected world.