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Emotion in human-computer interaction

: Peter, Christian; Urban, Bodo


Dill, J.:
Expanding the Frontiers of Visual Analytics and Visualization
London: Springer London, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4471-2803-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-4471-2804-5
Book Article
Fraunhofer IGD ()
Fraunhofer Austria ()
emotion recognition; affective computing; human-computer interaction (HCI)

Affect and emotion are probably the most important facets of our Jives. They make our Jives worth living by enabling us to enjoy experiences, to value the behavior of others and helping us to make decisions more easily. They enforce or fade out the memory of distinct events and make some of them unique in the sequence of episodes that we undergo each day. But also, they function as a modulator of information when interacting with other people and play an essential role in fine-tuning our communication. The ability to express and understand emotional signs can hence be considered vital for interacting with human beings. Leveraging the power of emotion recognition to enhance technology seems obligatory when designing technology for people. This chapter introduces the physiological background of emotion recognition, describes the general approach to detecting emotion using physiological sensors, and gives two examples of affective applications.