Emotion Recognition in Dementia: Advancing technology for multimodal analysis of emotion expression in everyday life

Deniece S. Nazareth*

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of my PhD project that focuses on recognizing emotions in dementia by analyzing multi-modal expressions in autobiographical memories of older adults with dementia. The project aims for a better understanding how dementia influences emotional expressions and how dementia differs from the normal aging process. For this reason, spontaneous emotions will be elicited in autobiographical memories in two groups of older adults, one with dementia the other without, for comparison. Audio, video and physiological data will be collected at their home resulting in real-life environments. The emotional expressions can then be analyzed by extracting verbal, non-verbal, facial and gestural features from the audio, video and physiological data collected. In addition, a longitudinal study will be conducted with the older adults with dementia to investigate the longitudinal effect of dementia on emotions. A database of the emotional memories of these vulnerable groups will then be developed to contribute to the advancement of technologies for (automatic) multi-modal emotion recognition. The database will then be made available for the research community. Lastly, we will also develop visualization and statistical models to assess multi-modal patterns of emotion expression in these groups.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 8th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Workshops and Demos, ACIIW 2019
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages45-49
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728138916
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
Event8th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Workshops and Demos, ACIIW 2019
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sep 20196 Sep 2019
Conference number: 8

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction Workshops and Demos, ACIIW 2019
Abbreviated titleACIIW
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period3/09/196/09/19

Keywords

  • affective computing
  • autobiographical memories
  • dementia
  • emotions
  • multi-modal
  • old age
  • older adults
  • spontaneous

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