With digitalization taking over nearly every aspect of modern life and business, a prevalent component of human-to-human interaction is about to disappear: Emotions. The field of Affective Computing is trying to introduce this important facet of communication in human-computer-interaction (HCI) by empowering computers to recognize a user’s emotions and making virtual things emotional.
HYVE’s long-standing approach of listening to needs and feelings of humans (customers, users, etc.) in the innovation process is perfectly aligned with the idea of making (virtual) things empathic. We at HYVE have therefore started one of the most ambitious research projects in this field, Project TAWNY.
We offer end-to-end support for Affective Computing projects for our clients, from identifying potential use cases, to assessing data sources and devices and implementing custom solutions.
Outcome / Benefits
- Identification of scenarios and applications, in which Affective Computing methods could be incorporated
- Assessment of possible data sources (video, audio, physiological sensors of wearables, etc.) and devices to gather raw data
- Development of concepts related to how to obtain and leverage a user’s emotional state to improve products and processes
- Rapid prototyping of developed concepts