NEC has developed a smartphone software that automatically
recommends the best path for a user's incoming calls based on
the software's estimate of a smartphone's movement.
The solution collects and analyzes data from a user's
smartphone, which enables the software to estimate, for
example, if the user is moving within a train, at a walking
speed or stationary. The software then automatically
recommends the most appropriate path for incoming calls, such
as a standard ring, voice message or email, based on the
results of sensor data analysis.
"In recent years, the spread of smartphones and mobile devices
has made communication possible throughout a wide range of
circumstances, including while at the workplace, at home and
in transit. There are also an increasing number of
communication methods for users to choose from, such as
voicemail, email and SNS," said Keiko Matsunaga, Department
Manager, 3rd Carrier Services Division, NEC Corporation. "A
person's activity, whether they are driving, in a meeting or
exercising, has a significant impact on the best way to take a
call. NEC's new solution facilitates smoother, less intrusive
communications by automatically recommending the most
appropriate contact method."
This solution is scheduled to be commercially available by
June 2012. NEC will introduce the technology at the Mobile
World Congress 2012, the largest event of the mobile industry
held in Barcelona, Spain, from February 27-March 1, 2012.