The design, implementation and evaluation of a relaxation service with facial emotion detection

Somchanok Tivatansakul, Michiko Ohkura

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Abstract

Even though current research includes many proposals for systems that provide assistance and services to people in healthcare fields, such systems generally emphasize the support of physical rather than emotional aspects. Emotional health is as important as physical health. Negative emotional health can lead to social or mental health problems. To cope with negative emotional health, we proposed a healthcare system that focuses on emotional aspects by integrating emotion detection from facial expressions to recognize the current emotional states of users. When they are experiencing negative emotions, our system suggests that they take a break and provides appropriate services (including relaxation, amusement and excitement services) with augmented reality and Kinect to improve their emotional state. This paper presents a prototype of a relaxation service with real-time facial emotion detection, describes its design and implementation, and experimentally evaluates user feelings while they experience our relaxation service with real-time facial emotion detection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE SSCI 2014 - 2014 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence - CICARE 2014
Subtitle of host publication2014 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Healthcare and e-Health, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages40-47
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781479945283
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 12
Event2014 2nd IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Healthcare and e-Health, CICARE 2014 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 2014 Dec 92014 Dec 12

Publication series

NameIEEE SSCI 2014 - 2014 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence - CICARE 2014: 2014 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Healthcare and e-Health, Proceedings

Conference

Conference2014 2nd IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Healthcare and e-Health, CICARE 2014
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period14/12/914/12/12

Keywords

  • E-healthcare
  • Emotion recognition
  • Facial expression
  • Relaxation service

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Tivatansakul, S., & Ohkura, M. (2015). The design, implementation and evaluation of a relaxation service with facial emotion detection. In IEEE SSCI 2014 - 2014 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence - CICARE 2014: 2014 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Healthcare and e-Health, Proceedings (pp. 40-47). [7007832] (IEEE SSCI 2014 - 2014 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence - CICARE 2014: 2014 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Healthcare and e-Health, Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CICARE.2014.7007832