New patent: "Registering and displaying visual attention metadata in a web video conferencing and seminar system"

Bader-Natal, A., Kosslyn, S.M., Katzman, J., Regan, M. “Registering and displaying visual attention metadata in a web video conferencing and seminar system” U.S. Patent 10,356,364, filed September 9, 2014, issued July 16, 2019.

A method is disclosed for portraying physical visual attention cues or visual cues normally present in a conventional physical world in a virtual conference or class. The visual cues can be emulated by electronic signals in a video environment through physical interactions with the computer input by the user or participant of the virtual conference or image recognition algorithms provided by the video conferencing system.