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Towards enhancing emotional responses to media using auto-calibrating electric muscle stimulation (EMS)

T Goto, B Tag, K Kunze, T Dingler

Proceedings of the 9th Augmented Human International Conference | Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) | Published : 2018

Abstract

© 2018 Copyright held by the owner/author(s). We evaluate the use of Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) as a method of amplifying emotional responses to multimedia content. .is paper presents an auto-calibration method to stimulate two facial expressions using EMS. We focus on two expressions: frown and smile. We a.empted control of facial muscles with facial feedback for automatically calibrating these facial expressions: our computer vision system detects the facial expression and autocalibrates the EMS parameters (intensity and duration) based on the user's current facial expression. We present results from a pilot study with four participants evaluating the auto-calibration system and col..

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Grants

Awarded by JST (CREST, Presto)


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank the participants of our study. We further acknowledge the financial support by JST (CREST, Presto), Grant No: JP-MJPR16D4.