Latest Affective computing Stories

2014-04-15 16:30:44

Study Shows Automatic Recognition of Facial Expressions Can Track Student Engagement in Real Time SAN DIEGO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emotient, the leading provider of facial expression recognition data and analysis, and the University of California, San Diego announced publication of a joint study by two Emotient co-founders affiliated with UC San Diego, together with researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University. The study demonstrates...

2014-02-20 23:02:40

Real Life Mood Rings And Their Applications In Next-Gen Technology Released Today By First Class Posting (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Affective computing offers a lot of new possibilities for game designers. Right now, there’s a lot of guesswork in game design, even as one learns more and more from aggregate data on how people play games. With affective computing, the game will be able to know when the player is getting bored and spawn some enemies for them to fight. The game will be able...

Chances Are, Your Smile Is From Frustration
2012-05-25 11:33:39

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Although some people may appear to be grinning after you say a clever comment about how they gained holiday weight, a new study confirms it's merely a smile out of frustration, rather than humor. Experiments conducted by MIT researchers found that 90 percent of participants in their study actually expressed frustration through smiling. The findings could help pave the way for computers to help assess the emotional state of their users, and train those...

2011-02-01 00:37:19

Affectiva, an MIT. Media Lab spin-off that makes technologies to measure emotion, today announced that it has won a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop an online version of its technology that enables computers to recognize human expressions and deduce emotional and cognitive states. Waltham, MA (PRWEB) January 31, 2011 Affectiva, which makes technologies to measure emotion, today announced that it has won a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop an online version...

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