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Dynamic content of pre-recorded media based on audience reaction

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000199889D
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-20
Document File: 1 page(s) / 41K

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Abstract

When a skilled presenter is delivering a presentation, e.g. at a conference, he/she is able to alter the content based on perceived audience reaction. The presenter might dwell on certain items if the audience looked interested, and might skim over others if it were being less well received. This is not possible for pre-recorded media, such as video or a presentation with audio. When this media is consumed it is not possible to gauge the reaction of viewers and, as the material is pre-recorded, it is too late to change the structure of the content. The proposed solution here would break the pre-recorded media into sections and would change the order and length of these sections based on audience reaction. This allows a pre-recorded presentation to be tailored to the audience in question, allowing the system to gloss over some details and focus on others. In this invention, pre-recorded media would be coupled with devices which monitor user reactions. The user's level of interest can be interpreted based upon measurements from these devices and the media content would then be adapted based upon these judgements, for instance the length and detail of sections.

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Dynamic content of pre-recorded media based on audience reaction

When a skilled presenter is delivering a presentation, e.g. at a conference, he/she is able to alter the content based on perceived audience reaction. The presenter might dwell on certain items if the audience looked interested, and might skim over others if it were being less well received. This is not possible for pre-recorded media, such as video or a presentation with audio. When this media is consumed it is not possible to gauge the reaction of viewers and, as the material is pre-recorded, it is too late to change the structure of the content. The proposed solution here would break the pre-recorded media into sections and would change the order and length of these sections based on audience reaction. This allows a pre-recorded presentation to be tailored to the audience in question, allowing the system to gloss over some details and focus on others.

    According to the approach proposed, pre-recorded media would be coupled with devices which monitor user reactions. The user's level of interest can be interpreted based upon measurements from these devices, such as a camera recording the face and body language of the person viewing. The media content would then be adapted based upon these judgements, for instance the length and detail of sections. Each section of the pre-recorded media could be sub-divided into further sections based on importance. As an example, section 1 could be divided into a),...