Call for Paper

CAE solicits original research papers for the July 2021 Edition. Last date of manuscript submission is June 30, 2021.

Read More

Analyzing Emotion Patterns based on Cutaneous Temperature

G. A. Do Nascimento, E. L. Da Costa, S. G. S. Alcalá, T. M. G. De A.Barbosa. Published in Control Systems.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2016
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: G. A. Do Nascimento, E. L. Da Costa, S. G. S. Alcalá, T. M. G. De A.Barbosa
10.5120/cae2016652303

Do G A Nascimento, Da E L Costa, S G S Alcalá and De T M G A.Barbosa. Analyzing Emotion Patterns based on Cutaneous Temperature. Communications on Applied Electronics 5(6):6-10, July 2016. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/cae2016652303,
	author = {G. A. Do Nascimento and E. L. Da Costa and S. G. S. Alcalá and T. M. G. De A.Barbosa},
	title = {Analyzing Emotion Patterns based on Cutaneous Temperature},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	issue_date = {July 2016},
	volume = {5},
	number = {6},
	month = {Jul},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {2394-4714},
	pages = {6-10},
	numpages = {5},
	url = {http://www.caeaccess.org/archives/volume5/number6/623-2016652303},
	doi = {10.5120/cae2016652303},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

Physical and psychological diseases are problems that may be difficult to detect before they reach serious stages. However, the human body can manifest minute signals that can be identified and interpreted as warnings about a person’s health. Consequently, preventative actions can be taken. Even though it has been a challenge, due to different signals patterns between subjects, these signals can be collected and analyzed by devices which can offer real-time feedback for the user. This article presents a study based on cutaneous temperatures collected from undergraduate students when stimulated to different kinds of emotions. The goal is to correlate the kinds of emotions with specific temperature patterns observed. The results are satisfactory once it was possible to observe a pattern in temperature variation during situations of stress and relaxation.

References

  1. Picard RW. Affective Computing. Cambridge, MA: Mit Press; 1997. 304 p.
  2. Begum S. A case-based reasoning system for the diagnosis of individual sensitivity to stress in psychophysiology. 2009. 64 f. PhD Thesis – Computer Science, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Mälardalen University, Västerås, Suécia, 2009.
  3. Hudlicka E. Affective computing for game design. In: Proceedings of the 4th International North American Conference on Intelligent Games and Simulation (GAMEON-NA); 2008 Ago 13-15; McGill University, Montreal, Canada. 2008. p. 5-12.
  4. Kistler A, et al. Acute sympathetic responses elicited by acupuncture are pain-related and non-specific. Karger. 1996; 3(6):269-278.
  5. Kister A, Mariauzouls C, von Berlepsch K. Fingertip temperature as an indicator for sympathetic responses. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 1998; 29(1):35-41.
  6. Bacchini PHF, Ferreira JO, Barbosa TMGA. Emopad: An Affective Gamepad. International Journal of Computer Applications. 2014 Sep; 102(15):5-12.
  7. Bilge P, Nezih D, Dicle B. Computer adapted stroop colour-word conflict test as a laboratory stress model. Erciyes Medical Journal. 2005; 27(2):58-63.
  8. Picard, R. W., Fedor, S., & Ayzenberg Y. Multiple Arousal Theory and Daily-Life Electrodermal Activity Asymmetry. Emotion Review, March 2015.

Keywords

Affective computing, stress, cutaneous temperature.