A Wearable Action Cueing System for Theatrical Performance Practice

  • Ryosuke TakatsuEmail author
  • Naoki Katayama
  • Tomoo Inoue
  • Hiroshi Shigeno
  • Ken-ichi Okada
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 647)


This study focuses on supporting theatrical performances. A system that supports actors learning their acting orders has been already proposed. The system detects actors’ speech and cues the next actor to speak. It can however only respond to speech, despite the fact that movement is a very important factor of theatrical performance. Thus this paper proposes to include moving action for cueing the acting order. The evaluation showed that the proof-of-concept prototype system decreased the incidence of both order mistakes and speech mistakes. The findings of this study confirm that the system can efficiently support theatrical performance practice.


Acting order Theatrical performance Cueing individually Smart watch Websocket 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryosuke Takatsu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Naoki Katayama
    • 1
  • Tomoo Inoue
    • 2
  • Hiroshi Shigeno
    • 3
  • Ken-ichi Okada
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Library, Information and Media ScienceUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityYokohamaJapan

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