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Emotional Arousal Detection

Zuidhof, R (2013) Emotional Arousal Detection. Master's Thesis / Essay, Computing Science.

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During the day everyone experiences all kinds of emotions. Knowing a person’s current emotion is very useful in medical and psychology research. Detecting these emotions is not a trivial problem. Even the human brain has trouble detecting emotional states. Technology can help gaining more information about the emotional state of a human subject. As the emotional state of a human subject changes an increase in heart rate can occur. Previous studies show that a combination of heart rate and physical movement can be combined to form an index for additional heart rate caused by emotional arousal. In this study, an ambulatory real-time system is developed based on the additional heart rate index to detect emotional arousal of a human subject. The system is evaluated by exposing ten female participants to emotional stimuli. Subjective rating methods performed on the data acquired by these experiments show that the moments of additional heart rate are indeed caused by emotional arousal during laboratory experiments. Ambulatory experiments show a less significant distinction between additional heart rate and emotional arousal.

Item Type: Thesis (Master's Thesis / Essay)
Degree programme: Computing Science
Thesis type: Master's Thesis / Essay
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:56
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:56

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