Objective evaluation of oral presentation skills using Inertial Measurement Units

Salvatore Sessa, Weisheng Kong, Di Zhang, Sarah Cosentino, Udara Manawadu, Motoji Kawasaki, George Thuruthel Thomas, Tomohiro Suzuki, Ryosuke Tsumura, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

Oral presentation is considered as one of the most sought after skills by companies and professional organizations and program accreditation agencies. However, both learning process and evaluation of this skill are time demanding and complex tasks that need dedication and experience. Furthermore, the role of the instructor is fundamental during the presentation assessment. The instructor needs to consider several verbal and nonverbal communications cues sent in parallel and this kind of evaluation is often subjective. Even if there are oral presentation rubrics that try to standardize the evaluation, they are not an optimal solution because they do not provide the presenter a real-time feedback. In this paper, we describe a system for behavioral monitoring during presentations. We propose an ecological measurement system based on Inertial Measurement Units to evaluate objectively the presenter's posture through objective parameters. The system can be used to provide a real-time feedback to the presenters unobtrusively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages3117-3120
Number of pages4
Volume2015-November
ISBN (Print)9781424492718
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 4
Event37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 2015 Aug 252015 Aug 29

Other

Other37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2015
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period15/8/2515/8/29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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    Sessa, S., Kong, W., Zhang, D., Cosentino, S., Manawadu, U., Kawasaki, M., Thomas, G. T., Suzuki, T., Tsumura, R., & Takanishi, A. (2015). Objective evaluation of oral presentation skills using Inertial Measurement Units. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS (Vol. 2015-November, pp. 3117-3120). [7319052] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2015.7319052