Mediated Ambiance

The patent portfolio*

*Assigned to Mediated Ambiance LLC

The problem

Music and temperature and other parameters in public avenues are in control of the landlord who does not know instant patrons’ taste. A landlord could have an interest in making sure that the most important guests or patrons are comfortable within the parameters that he chooses. The scenario can be also private homes and spaces. ​Places should reflect the instant crowd that are hosting. Imagine a business lounge in the airport adapting to the most important guest, e.g., the one with the highest frequent flyer seniority. Imagine a public place adapting to the gender, group age, social profile of the target client.

The solution

​A group of users who congregate in a public avenue will be able to influence ambiance attributes either manually or automatically to maximize a choice of landlord’s goals .

  • An algorithm running on a local or remote server is in charge of mediating among user's preferences and settings.

  • The algorithm may use a hierarchical approach among profiles based on various parameters in order to optimize a business model.

  • The term "mediated ambiance" is used to define a broad range of media or settings.

  • The patents cover examples such as music, TV channels, temperature or even movies that adapt to the audience by adapting scenes and plots.

The patents describe preferred classes of users. The concept can be applied to many different venues. Movie theaters, private homes, bars, cars, trains, restaurants....Anywhere people with competing ambiance preferences can congregate is a potential venue where to implement the concept.

  • Imagine users capable of influencing environments with their presence and selections.

  • Imagine movies that adapt to the audience in a Movie Theater. The selection of scenes and even plots can adapt to the particular audience.

  • Imagine the savings for the movie industry by adapting their works to the CARA system automatically.

  • Imagine the gains for the movie industry as movies can be watched again and again in theaters and perhaps never be identical.

Users can establish their presence in a certain location for example via a smart phone or simply by wearing an RF-ID bracelet.

The working prototype