NEC had ten patents in edtech during Q1 2024. NEC Corp filed patents in Q1 2024 for analysis apparatus determining emotions in online learning/examinations, determination devices estimating trial quantity for test familiarity, and managing child study progress effectively. GlobalData’s report on NEC gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

NEC grant share with edtech as a theme is 30% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Analysis apparatus, analysis method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium (Patent ID: US20240105072A1)

The patent filed by NEC Corp describes an analysis apparatus designed to determine the emotions of learners or examinees in online learning or examinations. The apparatus includes components such as an emotion data acquisition unit that collects emotion data from face images of learners and an analysis data generation unit that aggregates and compares this data to identify emotions of individual learners. The system aims to provide insights into the emotional states of learners during online educational activities.

The apparatus further includes features such as associating emotion data with learning data, generating analysis data for different chapters of learning material, calculating emotion distribution among learners, and notifying relevant parties of any identified emotional deviations. The method and computer-readable medium associated with the patent outline a detailed process for acquiring, analyzing, and utilizing emotion data to enhance online learning experiences. Overall, the patent focuses on leveraging emotion analysis to improve the effectiveness and emotional well-being of learners in online educational settings, including classes and examinations.

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