Unconscious emotional reactions triggered by external impressions have a great influence on how we perceive our environment and make decisions. These processes are complex and occur subconsciously, making them difficult to detect.
To describe and understand these conscious and subconscious reactions, emotions are described in psychology in three categories:
- Physical reactions: for example, an accelerated heartbeat or a fine film of sweat on the skin.
- Subjective experience: how a person perceives a situation based on individual experience.
- Behavior: e.g., a smile or the stressed typing on the keyboard.
Our goal is to analyze emotional reactions as holistically as possible and interpret them objectively by intelligently evaluating these three perspectives. Based on this, we can develop human-technology interfaces that can recognize the user's emotional state and respond appropriately.