Mood Mirror in de Hallen, Haarlem

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In collaboration with Noldus IT and VicarVision you can now check out your own emotions in the Mood Mirror at de Hallen.

The Mood Mirror not only reports the basic emotions by Paul Ekman, but also the circumplex model of Affect by James Russel.

You can verify your mood in the Mood Mirror at de Hallen in Haarlem until the 1st of March. Check out the post by de Hallen and you can click here for directions!

Look at our nicely surprised guest when playing with the mirror!

ICMI Conference 12-16 November, Istanbul

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Visit our live demo at the International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI) in Istanbul this week! You can find Emrah showing our demo on Integrating Remote Heart Rate Measurements on Facial Expression Recognition Framework. Thursday, 13 November 2014 in the Vedat Yerlici Conference Hall between 16:00 and 18:00.

ICMI is the international forum for multidisciplinary research on multimodal human-human and human-computer interaction, interfaces, and system development. The conference focuses on theoretical and empirical foundations, component technologies, and combined multimodal processing techniques that define the field of multimodal interaction analysis, interface design, and system development.

In case you can not make it to Istanbul, you can read the relevant papers here:
Integrating Remote PPG in Facial Expression Analysis Framework. Demo Paper at International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI), Istanbul, 2014.
Remote PPG based vital sign measurement using adaptive facial regions. International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP); Paris, 2014.

Publication: Validation Paper FaceReader 6 in JNPE

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The Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics has accepted the validation paper of FaceReader 6. This paper compared the performance of FaceReader 6 to the performance of human coders on the Facial Action Coding System (FACS).

The results show that FaceReader 6 reached an .67 average on the FACS index of agreement which is comparable to the performance of human coders, who need to reach an agreement of .70 in order to obtain a FACS certificate. This means that FaceReader has proven to be a reliable indicator of basic emotions in the past decade and has a potential to become similarly robust with FACS.

More news on the publication will follow soon!

ICIP, Oct 2014, Paris

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The International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society, is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental, and applied image and video processing. ICIP 2014, the 21st in the series that has been held annually since 1994, brings together leading engineers and scientists in image and video processing from around the world.

VicarVision took part at the poster session. We had the chance to present our new automatic tool for remotely measuring heart rate of people using a standard RGB camera. Our paper presents the algorithmic developments and the experimental validations of the system using a ground truth dataset. Our paper attracted a lot of attention by the attendees and we were happy to show a video of our demonstration at our stand. It has also been very nice to meet with other researchers from all over the world working in related areas to discuss and share ideas.


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On a rainy dutch Monday, VicarVision took part as a demo presenter at Neurovation 2014. At its heart, the conference brought together experts on Brain and Cognitive Science to discuss current trends in their research and, most importantly, the evolution of the tools they are using to better assist their work.

VicarVision had the opportunity to present its most recent version of its Facial Expression recognition technology, FaceReader 6, as well as a first display of its Remote PhotoPlethysmography Technology (RPPG) tool to estimate a person’s heart rate. Altogether, the researchers attending were quite interested in the technological solutions VicarVision can offer in the following areas:

  – Identifying spaces and objects to use to assist blind people

  – Using our FaceReader to:

      – distinguish between genuine and faked pain

      – detect early signs of Parkinson’s disease

      – detect fatigue while driving

      – develop a method to automatically code the face of a chimpanzee based on ChimFACS (2006)

Neurovation was very good in sparking possible partnerships with researchers from Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United States of America.