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Method and System for Dynamically Turning On/Off Microphones Associated with One or More Participants of a Conference Meeting

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000199074D
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 20K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for dynamically turning on/off microphones associated with one or more participants of a conference meeting.

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Method and System for Dynamically Turning On /Off Microphones Associated with One or More Participants of a Conference Meeting

Disclosed is a method and system for dynamically turning on/off microphones associated with one or more participants of a conference meeting.

The method employs facial analysis and voice analysis for identifying one or more participants for which microphones needs to be turn on/off.

In an embodiment, facial analysis is used to detect when a participant is sneezing, eating, drinking, starting to talk toward the phone or talking away from the phone with a visitor. Further, voice analysis is used to detect disturbing background noises. Thereafter, the system uses the result of the facial analysis and/or voice analysis to alert one or more participants to turn on/off mute. In another embodiment, the system may automatically turn on/off mute for the one or more participants based on the analysis.

Consider an example, wherein the system detects that a participant is working on a sneeze, the system therefore may alert the participant to turn on the mute so as to avoid disturbing the conference meeting. In an embodiment, the system may turn on the mute automatically.

Consider another example, wherein the system detects that participant is talking towards a visitor; the system therefore may alert the user to participant to turn on the mute

Consider yet another example, wherein based on facial and voice analysis, the system has detected that the pe...