User-centred Physiological Emotion Detection for Assistive TechnologyBy Garzo, Ainara; Montalban, Iraitz; Leon, Enrique; Etxeberria, Igone; Garay, Nestor; Yanguas, Jose Javier; Assistive Technology From Adapted Equipment to Inclusive Environments: AAATE 2009 Conference Proceedings, pp. 353-357
Publication Date: 2009
Article outlines the development of a real-time emotion detection system including wearable sensors for monitoring the emotional states of seniors in their homes. The need for such a system was seen in light of the broadly studied relationship between negative emotions and negative health outcomes. Study participants were 5 men and 5 women ranging in age from 65 to 87 years with disabilities including mobility, visual, and hearing impairments. Participants completed an initial questionnaire related to the mechanism employed to acquire physiological signals, the functional characteristics of the emotion detection system, and their own daily emotional experience. Two focus groups were also conducted, and a Power Point presentation of two possible real life scenarios was given to explain the system functionalities. The study found that, despite some expressed reluctance to use wearable sensors, the prospect of a system that reacts to negative emotions and provides adequate assistance received positive feedback. Participants preferred that the system interact directly with the user rather than operating autonomously, except when an emergence was detected. In addition, it was found desirable that a system based on speech interaction utilize a voice that is known to the user, such as a relative or friend.
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Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )
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This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number R09056