ENHANCED METHOD FOR ROBUST MOOD EXTRACTION FROM SKIN CONDUCTANCE

Gert-Jan de Vries, Marjolein van der Zwaag

Abstract

One of the key challenges in affective computing is the interpretation of physiological signals into affect. Mood, as a subclass of affect, is known to be reflected in skin conductance. While most reports concern strictly controlled laboratory settings, daily life situations pose more challenges in interpreting physiology because more bodily and cognitive processes that influence skin conductivity are involved; for example temperature regulation or physical and mental activity. Existing techniques to reduce the effects of these processes in order to extract mood from skin conductance are rather crude and leave room for improvement. We introduce a more sophisticated method based on skin conductance response subtraction that provides better resemblance with mood. Validation of our method, using comparison with two alternative methods, shows our method excels in differentiation between positive and negative moods from skin conductance. Our method thereby enhances mood extraction from skin conductance, thus improving robustness of mood measurements.

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de Vries G. and van der Zwaag M. (2010). ENHANCED METHOD FOR ROBUST MOOD EXTRACTION FROM SKIN CONDUCTANCE . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2010) ISBN 978-989-674-018-4, pages 139-144. DOI: 10.5220/0002588501390144


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@conference{biosignals10,
author={Gert-Jan de Vries and Marjolein van der Zwaag},
title={ENHANCED METHOD FOR ROBUST MOOD EXTRACTION FROM SKIN CONDUCTANCE},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={139-144},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002588501390144},
isbn={978-989-674-018-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2010)
TI - ENHANCED METHOD FOR ROBUST MOOD EXTRACTION FROM SKIN CONDUCTANCE
SN - 978-989-674-018-4
AU - de Vries G.
AU - van der Zwaag M.
PY - 2010
SP - 139
EP - 144
DO - 10.5220/0002588501390144