AffectPhone: A Handset Device to Present User’s Emotional State with Warmth/Coolness

Ken Iwasaki, Takashi Miyaki, Jun Rekimoto

Abstract

We developed AffectPhone, a system that detects a user's emotional state using the GSR, and conveys this state via changes in the temperature (wamrth or coolness) of the back panel of the other handset. Since GSR is a good measure of a user's level of arousal, we detect the GSR using electrodes attached to the sides of the handset. When the user's level of arousal increases or decreases, a Peltier module in the back panel of the other device generates warmth or coolness. This system does not require special sensors to be attached to the user's body, and therefore, it does not interrupt the user's daily use of the mobile phone. Moreover, this system is designed to convey non-verbal information in an ambient manner, and therefore, it would be more efficient than displays or speakers. This system is expected to help enhance existing telecommunication.

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Iwasaki K., Miyaki T. and Rekimoto J. (2010). AffectPhone: A Handset Device to Present User’s Emotional State with Warmth/Coolness . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Bio-inspired Human-Machine Interfaces and Healthcare Applications - Volume 1: B-Interface, (BIOSTEC 2010) ISBN 978-989-674-020-7, pages 83-88. DOI: 10.5220/0002839200830088


in Bibtex Style

@conference{b-interface10,
author={Ken Iwasaki and Takashi Miyaki and Jun Rekimoto},
title={AffectPhone: A Handset Device to Present User’s Emotional State with Warmth/Coolness},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Bio-inspired Human-Machine Interfaces and Healthcare Applications - Volume 1: B-Interface, (BIOSTEC 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={83-88},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002839200830088},
isbn={978-989-674-020-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Bio-inspired Human-Machine Interfaces and Healthcare Applications - Volume 1: B-Interface, (BIOSTEC 2010)
TI - AffectPhone: A Handset Device to Present User’s Emotional State with Warmth/Coolness
SN - 978-989-674-020-7
AU - Iwasaki K.
AU - Miyaki T.
AU - Rekimoto J.
PY - 2010
SP - 83
EP - 88
DO - 10.5220/0002839200830088