What if technology could give you real-time insight on how your audience experience your presentations?
On November 28, TEDxAmsterdam proved to be at the forefront of the latest market innovations, by offering disruptive technology applications which could sense and interact with the audience.
Images captured through sophisticated infra-red cameras were analyzed by Face Analysis Technology provided by Sightcorp. The goal: to sense and track the mood of the audience present in the venue. All data were processed anonymously, and turned into statistics and graphs.
During each talk, the audience unique emotional response and engagement (attention level) was measured in real-time. A live report was displayed on screens placed across the venue, allowing the audience to spot the highlights of each stage presentation, categorized per gender and age groups.
If you missed this year’s Amsterdam edition, you can find an overview of the highlights of each TEDx Talk at www.dell.com/tedx/.
Mood Sensing technology is able to bring added value to entertainment shows and presentations, by providing in-depth insight of how talks are experienced by the audience, to identify the highlights of the shows, and by helping speakers to better understand and engage with their audience.
This is the first time that such technology is applied to sense the mood of people at TEDx Talks.
In the future, this technology has the potential to pervade public events and contests, as well as being used in education and eLearning to monitor the attention and mood of students.
Sightcorp is an independent spin-off from the Intelligent Systems Lab, Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, co-founded by Jan Pruis (CEO), Dr. Roberto Valenti (CTO, inventor), and Prof. dr. Theo Gevers (CSO, professor in computer vision).
Sightcorp is a pioneer in real-time measurement of facial expressions like happiness, anger and surprise (Mood Sensing), combined with age, gender, head gaze, and precise eye tracking functionality. Sightcorp has been able to transform facial analysis algorithms and technology into highly comprehensive, versatile software solutions that are available across all popular platforms, including mobile. Sightcorp software makes it possible to understand people’s interest, profiles and deep subconscious responses to stimuli in varying circumstances, with applications in business verticals like Market Research, Digital Signage, Human Behavior Analysis, Robotics, and more. Look for more information on www.sightcorp.com.