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U.S. Patent No. 7,698,238: Emotion controlled system for processing multimedia data
Issued April 13, 2010, to Sony Deutschland GmbH


Summary:

The ‘238 patent provides for an emotion controlled system which monitors the user’s physical parameters and changes the content of the games based on the information gathered. The game measures at least one of the following: heart rate, blood pressure, or temperature. The environment of the game changes depending on the level of interest and the emotional state of the user.

Abstract:

The present invention relates to an emotion controlled system for processing multimedia data comprising a multimedia system for presenting multimedia content to a user an emotion model means for determining the emotional state of the user during the presentation of the multimedia content and an editing unit for changing said multimedia content in accordance with the emotional state of the user in order to present the changed multimedia content by the multimedia system.The present invention further relates to a method for executing the steps on this system.

Illustrative Claim:

1. A method for an emotion controlled system for processing multimedia data, comprising: presenting multimedia content to a user using a multimedia system; determining physical parameters of the user during the presentation of the multimedia content using an acquisition unit, said physical parameters including at least one of heart rate, blood pressure, and temperature; changing the multimedia content relative the determined physical parameters using an editing unit, the changed multimedia content created in real time while the multimedia content is being presented; presenting the changed multimedia content using the multimedia system, said changed multimedia content having a transmission bandwidth different than a transmission bandwidth of the multimedia content, and the transmission bandwidth of the changed multimedia content depending on a level of interest of the user; and controlling an environmental device relative the determined physical parameters to intensify an emotional state of the user.

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