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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

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

	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 = {},
	doi = {10.5120/cae2016652303},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


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.


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Affective computing, stress, cutaneous temperature.