CMVS contributes to emotion analysis in a new TEKES funded project

Tekes has granted funding to a project set up by a consortium including University of Helsinki, University of Oulu and Aalto University, for studying Quantifying Human Experience for Increased Intelligence Within Work Teams and in the Customer Interface.

The aim of the research project is to create new information about the mechanisms of high-quality interaction. It opens up opportunities to enhance digital and face-to-face interaction and enables a new kind of information to be used to design services, customer experiences and applications.

Research is carried out in real-life work situations, for example by examining the interaction of remote faculties, interactions in VR environments or patient and physician encounters. The study utilizes new emotional and interaction technologies such as sensor technology and machine vision.

The project is co-ordinated by the University of Helsinki and includes the Aalto University and the University of Oulu. The total budget of the project is approximately EUR 1.5 million, of which Tekes funding for the University of Helsinki is approximately EUR 430 000, Aalto 250 000 and 190 000 Oulu University.

The research group in University of Helsinki is the Cognitive Brain Research Unit (CBRU), including Katri Saarikivi, Valtteri Wikström, Tommi Makkonen, Mari Tervaniemi, Minna Huotilainen and Silja Martikainen. The participants of Aalto University are Professor Teemu Leinonen and Professor Jari Saramäki, and their groups. The University of Oulu includes Prof. Matti Pietikäinen, Assoc. Prof. Guoying Zhao and her group in CMVS.

The project will start in Jan. 2018 for two years.

Last updated: 10.11.2017