When the user looks at the device the user is first identified and then the display is refreshed to provide configurable email and phone notifications, the linear soft-pot allows for use as a soft-keyboard of sorts, perhaps allowing the user to view portions of emails or entire text messages on the device’s e-ink display, perhaps even select and provide canned responses. The three-color display allows both more graphical complexity in the UI and the ability to tag important messages in a highlight color.
When the user leaves the desk, the Pi Camera is used to determine the user’s absence and the display is updated to show generic information such as local weather, thus avoiding other users seeing each other’s notifications.
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