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Title: Multimodal Affective Computing to Enhance the User Experience of Educational Software Applications
Authors: Maria Garcia-Garcia, J
Penichet, VMR
Dolores Lozano, M
Enrique Garrido, J
Law, EL-C
First Published: 13-Sep-2018
Publisher: Hindawi, IOS Press
Citation: Mobile Information Systems, 2018, 8751426
Abstract: Affective computing is becoming more and more important as it enables to extend the possibilities of computing technologies by incorporating emotions. In fact, the detection of users’ emotions has become one of the most important aspects regarding Affective Computing. In this paper, we present an educational software application that incorporates affective computing by detecting the users’ emotional states to adapt its behaviour to the emotions sensed. This way, we aim at increasing users’ engagement to keep them motivated for longer periods of time, thus improving their learning progress. To prove this, the application has been assessed with real users. The performance of a set of users using the proposed system has been compared with a control group that used the same system without implementing emotion detection. The outcomes of this evaluation have shown that our proposed system, incorporating affective computing, produced better results than the one used by the control group.
DOI Link: 10.1155/2018/8751426
ISSN: 1574-017X
eISSN: 1875-905X
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2018. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Description: The data used to support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author upon request.
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