System to monitor an audience's attention during a live presentation
Publication Date: 2017-Jun-07
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Method and System to Monitor an Audience's Attention During a Live Presentation
A method and system is disclosed for monitoring audience and provide live (and retrospective) feedback to a presenter about delivery of a presentation and help the presenter to make adjustments to the presentation delivery so as to enhance the presentation. Disclosed is a method and system for monitoring audience and provide live (and retrospective) feedback to a presenter about delivery of a presentation and help the presenter to make adjustments to the presentation delivery so as to enhance the presentation. The system includes a camera set-up in a room in which a presentation takes place and the camera is connected to a computer. In an instance, the camera may have a similar point of view as a presenter or the screen. The system also includes a facial recognition software on the computer for monitoring the room and tracking the number of faces that can be detected. The presenter uses a link or button to indicate to the facial recognition software that the presentation is starting. The facial recognition software continues to monitor the room and tracks the number of detectable faces. For the duration of the presentation, the facial recognition software tracks how many people are facing front. In accordance with the method, it is inferred that anyone facing the front of the room is paying attention to the presentation. The facial recognition software also takes a feed from the presentation software which indicates the slide number. All data that is recorded includes details of which slide is active at that time. As the presenter progresses through the presentation, the file is updated with live information on audience attention. This information can be added to the speaker notes section or as meta-data into each slide. The presenter can review this information following the presentation to determine how to improve on future delivery. In an instance, the presenter can be given an option to view live feedback as the presentation progresses. For example, a thermometer type view can be provided at the side of the presenter view which gives an indication of audience attention. In an...