Estimation of User Interest from Face Approaches Captured by Webcam

  • Kumiko Fujisawa
  • Kenro Aihara
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5622)


We propose a methodology for estimating a user’s interest in documents displayed on a computer screen from his or her physical actions. Some studies show that physical actions captured by a device can be indicators of a user’s interest. We introduce the ongoing pilot study’s results, which show the possible relationship between a user’s face approaching the screen, as captured by a webcam, and their interest in the document on the screen. Our system uses a common user-friendly device. We evaluate our prototype system from the viewpoint of presuming an interest from such a face approach and the practicality of the system, and discuss the future possibilities of our research.


Interface design knowledge acquisition user interest motion capture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kumiko Fujisawa
    • 1
  • Kenro Aihara
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Graduate University for Advanced StudiesSokendaiJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of InformaticsTokyoJapan

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