ABOUT OUR RESEARCH
Emotion means psychological state of human through the influence of external environment stimulation. It is the most natural and instinctual response of human. Emotion has complex biological mechanism.
The emotional is evoked not only stimulation from external environment, but integration process which has features such as experiential memory, internal biological state, mental state and a lot of information.
Prior studies have been researched to quantify information from emotion response of human but it doesn’t have precise measuring method for checking emotional response in real time process or batch.
Emotion Engineering can measure objective response of human based on quantifiable emotion state.
This technology can provide emotional applications which have product, service, and marketing by user’s need in various industry fields. Therefore, Emotion Engineering based on human-centered technology is expected to improve human overall quality of life.
USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN
Emotion Contents Technology Research Center studies technology, human, and art. We especially research User Experience (UX) about human emotions to appraise and predict in emotional needs and goals of human. We have been conducting UX·UI projects for systems, design, and services. For example, we study to define social emotions and basic emotions, to research user-centered design, interaction design, and service design, etc. We also develop an assessment model of emotion, Action Unit models, and Human Avatar system. Emotional UX framework defined in Emotion Contents Technology Research Center is classified as "Discover-Define-Develop-Deliver-Evolve".
Nowadays, people live in an age of rapid technological advance, and the essence of technology is human. Therefore, we have to develop human-centered technology. Studying human emotions is essential to understand human. Emotion Contents Technology Research Center’s goal is to make an era of ‘emonitas technology’ which is combined emotion and humanities technology.
Emotion Contents Technology Research Center studies emotion recognition technology through behavior response as well as biological response. We are especially developing the emotion recognition technology based on the image and the model using the vision technology. The emotion recognition technology based on the image uses features of a pixel. Model based emotion recognition technology analyze correlation among features which invoked various feature analysis algorithm for extracting feature points from measured video. Compared with emotion recognition technology using biological signals, the vision technology through behavior reactions has many advantages, such as more accuracy and comfortable measuring method which doesn't need to attach sensors on human body.
We develop the camera technology for measuring heart response using micro movements of the human body. Emotion Contents Technology Research Center will never stop studying vision technology until this technology can be applied in daily life to give greater utility and usability.