Here’s an excerpt from the original patent specification describing the wearable pad/tablet computer for use with speech recognition or touch input.
This Dedicated Monitor Armpiece design replaces the swiveling, tilting and/or revolving Key Housings described above with a Swiveling Monitor. Thus, the user of such a Key Palette can adjust this Monitor to be viewed easily–or written on, in the case of pen-based input systems–no matter how his forearm is oriented. Attached to this Monitor may be a handful of typical monitor buttons and dials for brightness, contrast, etc., and/or other input devices, such as a microphone for voice input. Data processing and/or radio transmission/reception hardware can be mounted inside the Swiveling Monitor housing or elsewhere on the Armpiece or user’s body; a headset microphone or other voice input system may also be used with such an Armpiece.