Exploring the Facial and Neurological Activation Due to Predetermined Visual Stimulus Using Kinect and Emotiv Sensors

Andrea Catalina Plazas-Molano, Mario Enrique Duarte-González, Cristian Felipe Blanco-Díaz, Sebastián Jaramillo-Isaza

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In recent years, technologies such as Kinect and Emotiv, combined with predetermined stimuli, have been widely used to perform studies in different fields such as neuromarketing, rehabilitation, medicine, among others. However, how facial and neurological activation parameters can be related has been little explored. This research aims to develop a way to synchronize data acquisition on both devices and find possible relationships between the data produced by facial tracking using the Kinect and the encephalographic signals obtained from the Emotiv. For this, an experimental design has been built with a population of 15 test subjects including both genders, who were exposed to a predetermined routine of images, which have been demonstrated and used by different neuroscience research centers since they can induce in humans emotions such as happiness, sadness, disgust or fear. Measurements were carried out in a controlled space, in total calm, away from any noise or interference that may affect data collection. Within the obtained results, it was identified some possible relationships between facial and encephalographic signals, as well as a dependent activation of the brain’s areas with the stimuli presented, in both the time and frequency domain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationApplied Computer Sciences in Engineering - 7th Workshop on Engineering Applications, WEA 2020, Proceedings
EditorsJuan Carlos Figueroa-García, Fabián Steven Garay-Rairán, Germán Jairo Hernández-Pérez, Yesid Díaz-Gutierrez
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030618339
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Workshop on Engineering Applications, WEA 2020 - Bogota, Colombia
Duration: Oct 7 2020Oct 9 2020

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1274 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference7th Workshop on Engineering Applications, WEA 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Mathematics


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