Gaming personal computers and accessories continue to grow in popularity worldwide. Demand
for new and unique aesthetic features by customers can give a PC supplier the competitive edge.
Disclosed is a method which integrates existing proximity sensor technology into gaming
keyboards to provide a unique lighting experience.
Current RGB gaming keyboard lighting features include programmable zone-based and per-key
based RGB backlighting. Most gaming keyboards include a list of effects such as Color Pulse,
Rainbow, or Static color zones. All features are either continuous or require a key on the
keyboard to be pressed to initiate the effect.
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INC, HP, "METHOD FOR DETECTING PROXIMITY BETWEEN OPERATOR AND KEYBOARD FOR LIGHTING EFFECT", Technical Disclosure Commons, (November 20, 2018)