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Using Emotion Recognition in Intelligent Interface Design for Elderly Care

In the later stages of the aging process an elderly person might need the help of a family member or a care giver. Technology can be used to help to take care of elderly persons, by providing online information about the elderly, thus reducing the workload of care giver and improving the elderly health and physical security. Autonomous systems, using special interfaces, can information from elderly people, which might be useful to predict and recognize health related problems or physical security problems in real time. The emerging technology of image processing, in particular, the emotion recognition, can be a good option to use in elderly care support systems. In this work we implemented a facial detection system and an emotion recognition system, able to detect faces and recognize emotions in real time, and to be used for elderly care support. The analyses an online video stream and analyses the faces and expression, so that in case of a critical emotion, e.g., if an elderly is very sad or crying, it will inform a care giver or other person system. From the experiment we concluded that emotion recognition is a reliable technology to be implemented in real time elderly care.

Salik Khanal
INESC TEC and University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Portugal

Arsénio Reis
INESC TEC and University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Portugal

Vitor Filipe
INESC TEC and University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Portugal

João Barroso
INESC TEC and University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
Portugal

 

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