Unobtrusive Emotion Sensing in Everyday Life
Joyce Westerink

Body, Brain and Behaviour Group
Philips Research, Eindhoven


Affective computing heralds the advent of empathic products: products that know how you feel and adapt to it. Important part of these products is a component that measures en interprets these emotions. From a long history of laboratory research in psychophysiology we expect physiological signals to be likely candidates. This presentation will reflect on the question whether they can measure emotions in real life as well: Can they be measured unobtrusively? Do they reflect emotions for all individuals in the same way? We’ll conclude with some emphatic product concepts that deploy these measurement in real life