Detecting and influencing driver emotions using psycho-physiological sensors and ambient light

Mariam Hassib, Michael Braun, Bastian Pfleging, Florian Alt

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Driving is a sensitive task that is strongly affected by the driver's emotions. Negative emotions, such as anger, can evidently lead to more driving errors. In this work, we introduce a concept of detecting and influencing driver emotions using psycho-physiological sensing for emotion classification and ambient light for feedback. We detect arousal and valence of emotional responses from wearable bio-electric sensors, namely brain-computer interfaces and heart rate sensors. We evaluated our concept in a static driving simulator with a fully equipped car with 12 participants. Before the rides, we elicit negative emotions and evaluate driving performance and physiological data while driving under stressful conditions. We use three ambient lighting conditions (no light, blue, orange). Using a subject-dependent random forests classifier with 40 features collected from physiological data we achieve an average accuracy of 78.9% for classifying valence and 68.7% for arousal. Driving performance was enhanced in conditions where ambient lighting was introduced. Both blue and orange light helped drivers to improve lane keeping. We discuss insights from our study and provide design recommendations for designing emotion sensing and feedback systems in the car.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2019 - 17th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings
RedacteurenDavid Lamas, Fernando Loizides, Lennart Nacke, Helen Petrie, Marco Winckler, Panayiotis Zaphiris
Plaats van productieCham
Aantal pagina's22
ISBN van elektronische versie978-3-030-29381-9
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-030-29380-2
StatusGepubliceerd - 2 sep 2019
Evenement17th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT2019) - Paphos, Cyprus
Duur: 2 sep 20196 sep 2019

Publicatie series

NaamLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11746 LNCS
ISSN van geprinte versie0302-9743
ISSN van elektronische versie1611-3349


Congres17th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT2019)
Verkorte titelINTERACT2019
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