However, thanks to recent advances in vision processing and affordable devices such as wearable electroencephalograms (EEG) and ECG sensors, UWS researchers have collaborated to harness the power of these technologies to create artificial intelligence (AI) that can accurately read emotion-related signals from brain and facial analysis.
Professor Naeem RamzanDirector of the Affective and Human Computing for SMART Environments Research Center at UWS, said: “Emotions are an integral part of the human experience, and understanding the signals that trigger different emotions can have a profound impact on different aspects of our lives.
“Our recent research has led to the creation of comprehensive data that can be accessed through wearable technology – using many sensors and artificial intelligence – to provide a vital tool for identifying emotions. The data is also a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners, helping them better understand emotional triggers and providing a benchmark, which can open up new opportunities for promoting health and well-being, education and safety.
The system uses a multimodal database developed by UWS researchers, consisting of signals recorded during research with audiovisual stimuli. Participants in the study recorded and self-rated their emotional reaction to each stimulus in terms of reaction, stimulation, and dominance. The signals were captured using a camera and wearable wireless devices that enable the use of affective computing methods in everyday applications.
This breakthrough could provide a new tool for clinicians, therapists and caregivers to better understand the emotional states of individuals with various neurological disorders. offers the opportunity to improve mental health assessments and enable early intervention of emotional challenges, opening up more opportunities for individualized therapeutic interventions.
The technology could pave the way for the creation of augmented reality, virtual reality, or robotics applications specifically designed to help individuals understand and express emotions.
Source: The Nordic Page