PhotoAct: Act on photo taking

Shuguang Wu, Jun Xiao, Ken Reily

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In many commercial environments understanding the user's intention can lead to more engaging and intelligent user interactions. We looked at theme park photo kiosks where many people use their camera phones to capture their ride photos on preview displays. We believe that by identifying people with photo-taking intention and engaging them through intelligent UI can help reduce the instances of people opting for low quality but free screen capture. We built a prototype system called PhotoAct, using depth camera to recognize human postures and in real time infer people's photo-taking intentions. In this paper, we describe the system components, the detection algorithm, and present preliminary lab study results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIUI 2013 Companion - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Inteligent User Interfaces
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Mar 19 2013
Event18th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2013 - Santa Monica, CA, United States
Duration: Mar 19 2013Mar 22 2013

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Proceedings IUI


Other18th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, IUI 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Monica, CA


  • Camera detection
  • Photoware
  • Posture analysis

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