APD – Attentive Public Displays

Funding Source: Hasler Foundation

The goal of the project is to create a system of attentive displays deployed in a crowded place that are able to grasp the situational context of its viewers and use this information to adapt their behavior. A 3D sensor will be used to gather the depth picture of the environment surrounding the display; employing computer vision algorithms, statistical “meta-behavior” of the crowd associated with a particular time or certain routines will be inferred. This information will then be used to adapt the behavior of the display to influence or control the behavior of the crowd.


Duration of the project: May 2012 – April 2016
Researchers involved in the project: Ivan Elhart