AUDIO OUTPUT CONTROL DEVICE, AUDIO OUTPUT CONTROL METHOD, AND PROGRAM

  • US 20100027832A1
  • Filed: 08/04/2009
  • Published: 02/04/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/04/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An audio output control device that is connected to a directional speaker that outputs audio in a specific direction, and an audio output direction adjustment mechanism that adjusts the audio output direction of the directional speaker, the audio output control device comprising:

  • an imaging unit that images a specific range from an advertisement display surface;

    a target detection unit that detects a person photographed in the image captured by the imaging unit as a target;

    an audio output control unit that causes the audio output direction adjustment mechanism to direct the audio output direction of the directional speaker toward the target detected by the target detection unit, and causes the directional speaker to output audio; and

    an orientation detection unit that determines the orientation of the face of the target based on an image captured by the imaging unit after the directional speaker outputs audio as controlled by the audio output control unit.

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