Prediction of Affective States through Non-invasive Thermal Camera and EMG Recordings

GÖKÇAY D., Baltaci S., Karahan C., Turkay K. D.

4th Bi-Annual International Conference of the Humaine Association on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2011), Tennessee, United States Of America, 9 - 12 October 2011, vol.6975, pp.319-321 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 6975
  • City: Tennessee
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.319-321
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


We propose utilization of thermal camera recordings along with simultaneous EMG recordings to monitor the dynamically changing affective state of a human. Affective state is depicted along the valence and arousal dimensions, such that readings from EMG are mapped onto the valence axis and readings from the thermal camera are mapped onto the arousal axis. The combined system increases the accuracy in prediction of affective states due to a larger palette of extracted features.