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Regulating Interactions Between Users Based On Intent

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239119D
Publication Date: 2014-Oct-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 22K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for regulating interactions between users based on intent of the interactions.

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Regulating Interactions Between Users Based On Intent

Disclosed is a method and system for regulating interactions between users. The method and system regulates the interactions by assessing an intention of the interaction. The interaction can be, but is not limited, to meetings, conference calls, social interactions. Further, the type of interaction can be one of creative, happy, controversial, motivational, and exciting.

The method and system may utilize natural language processing to assess the intention of the interaction. The method and system may also utilize light and sound therapy and reminder based systems to keep users from proceeding into a negative conversation. In addition, the method and system can use a passive based system to steer the conversation to the direction of the intended purpose.

In an embodiment, the method and system enables users to enter configuration information regarding an interaction prior to the interaction. The configuration information includes, but is not limited to, length of time of the interaction, the type of interaction and any reminders of items to cover in the interaction. Thereafter, the method and system utilizes natural language recognition to actively monitor the interaction and interpret current mood of the interaction. The mood of the interaction may be determined based on word choice, word frequency and volume. The information is used to predict future mood trends.

Once the configuration is performed, the method and system compares the current mood and future mood trends to determine the use of passive light and sound therapy to influence the mood and direction of the interaction.

In an embodiment, a conference room may be set up with opaque plastic walls having embedded Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). The method and system adjusts the color of the walls to reflect or affect the mood in the room.

In another embodiment, a light globe may be set up on a user's desk, controlled through Universal Serial Bus (USB), with multicolor LEDs inside. Here, the color of the light globe indicates the mood, or the attempt to affect t...