Affective Sensing

Cognitive Sensor Technology for Improved Healtcare and Quality of Life

One of the core subjects in the area of “Smart Sensing and Electronics“ is the machine recognition, interpretation, and processing of human emotions and affects. For many years we have been working on developing networked sensor solutions, emotion-adaptive technologies, and perception-based user interfaces. Our contribution to human-machine communication in this area is significant. 

Emotion-sensitive robots as physical interaction partners and development tools

Some things that most people do entirely at the unconscious level pose enormous challenges for autistic children: correctly recognizing and interpreting the emotions of the person they are interacting with and responding accordingly.

The joint ERIK project therefore aims to develop a robotic platform that addresses new interaction strategies in treatments for children with impaired socioemotional functioning, such as children with autism.  

Human-centered Technologies at a Glance