A Study on the Perceptions of Autistic Adolescents towards Mainstream Emotion Recognition Technologies

Wendy Oude Nijeweme-d'Hollosy (Corresponding Author), Tamara Notenboom, Oresti Banos

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    Autistic people have difficulties in recognizing and expressing emotions from/to other people. Technologies can help to facilitate the communication and understanding between autistic and other people. This work particularly investigates the requirements autistic adolescents have on technologies that can measure bodily responses to recognize their emotions. A smartwatch, smart-patch and infrared camera were evaluated as potential everyday use devices to measure emotion. User requirements on emotion recognition technologies were elicited through an online survey (73 completed responses) and ten semi-structured interviews with autistic adolescents. The smartwatch is the preferred product, followed by the smart-patch. Infrared cameras are deemed unsuitable devices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number1200
    JournalProceedings (MDPI)
    Issue number19
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Event12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence 2018 - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
    Duration: 4 Dec 20187 Dec 2018
    Conference number: 12


    • Autism
    • Emotion recognition technology
    • Smartwatch
    • Smart-patch
    • Infrared camera
    • Human computer interaction (HCI)
    • Usability testing
    • Sensor applications and deployments

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