Category Archives: Emotion

Emotion Sensing: Q Sensor

This device (which is on the expensive side) claims to track emotions:

http://www.affectiva.com/q-sensor/

Below are some links to publications and case studies, but I’m waiting to find out if anyone is able to do any useful lifelogging with this device for ‘ordinary’ people.
2 publications on the Q sensor: (try searching “Affectiva Q” in Google scholar, there’s recently been a fury of activity regarding the Q sensor 🙂

  • http://www.affectiva.com/assets/Epilepsy.pdf
  • http://www.affectiva.com/assets/Q-Sensor-Microsoft-Publication.pdf

Recent case studies using the Q sensor:

  • SPDF: http://www.affectiva.com/customer/sensory-processing-disorder-foundation/ Autism use case
  • Curling and Cadwels: http://www.affectiva.com/customer/curling-and-cadwels/ Therapy use case
  • Bentley College: http://www.affectiva.com/customer/bentley-university/#more-2906  Usability use case
  • BBC Special on the Q sensor (video):
  • http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20121121-reading-your-mind