A real-time user Interest Meter and its applications in home video summarizing
In this paper, we propose the Interest Meter (IM), a system making computer conscious of user's reactions, to measure user's interest in real time. The Interest Meter takes account of users' spontaneous reactions when users interact with computers. In this work, we analyze variations of user's eye movement, blink, head motion, and facial expression. Furthermore, we propose an algorithm to combine those signals into interest score and determine important parts of video shots when people watch raw home videos. Experimental result shows that this new type of editing mechanism can effectively generate home video summaries.