A gesture recognition system based on an accelerometer/gyro or other sensor present on a wearable communication device is disclosed. The communication device is connected to a video conferencing system detects the user’s desire to join the conversation through the user’s physical gestures. Upon detection of the gesture, the system places additional focus on the user in a video conference (VC). In some cases, the system may nonverbally indicate the user’s intention to join the conversation before the user begins to speak.Alexander Faaborg