Laugh enhancer using laugh track synchronized with the user's laugh motion

Shogo Fukushima, Yuki Hashimoto, Takashi Nozawa, Hiroyuki Kajimoto

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21 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In television shows, we are familiar with the sound of artificial laughter, the so called "canned laughter" or "laugh track". It generally has an enhancing effect on the viewer's desire to laugh. However, if the sound is played when the user dislikes the content, it works negatively. To cope with this problem, we propose a system that produces the laugh track synchronized with the user's desire to laugh. We use a use a myoelectric signal from the diaphragmatic muscle to detect an initial laugh, and dolls around the user to produce the laugh sound. We speculated that although the initial laugh trigger from the user is necessary, the system can still effectively enhance the laugh activity, and even affect the subjective quality of the contents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2010 - The 28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts
Pages3613-3618
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2010 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Apr 10 2010Apr 15 2010

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Conference

Conference28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period4/10/104/15/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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