6Multimedia-Based Affective Human–Computer Interaction

Yisu Zhao

Marius D. Cordea

Emil M. Petriu

Thomas E. Whalen

As computers are becoming an essential part of humans’ daily life, they are expected to offer more natural interaction modalities between humans and computers, better tuned to the affective computing paradigm [1–4]. This chapter discusses bidirectional, human-to-computer and computer-to-human, affective interaction techniques developed by authors, with special attention paid to the human emotion communication based on facial expression, head movement, and eye gaze attributes.

6.1 Introduction

While computers are becoming smarter and provide human interfaces that accommodate a wider range of human capabilities [5,6], there are still ...

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