Laughin'Cam: Active camera system to induce natural smiles

Ryohei Fushimi, Shogo Fukushima, Takeshi Naemura

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Abstract

When taking a photo, such verbal prompts as "cheese", or "smile", are often used by photographers to get natural smiles from their subjects. However, since the obtained smiles usually look forced or resemble a grimace, capturing a natural smile is difficult. We propose an active camera system called "Laughin'Cam", that obtains natural-looking portraits by eliciting spontaneous smiles by presenting the sound of laughter. The proposed system utilizes an emotional contagion effect, which is the tendency of emotional behavior to spread from person to person. We conducted an evaluation experiment with our proposed system using computer vision and also performed a subjective experiment. Our results suggested that our system could efficiently induce naturally-looking and spontaneous smiles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2015 - Extended Abstracts Publication of the 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationCrossings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1959-1964
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450331463
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 18 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Apr 18 2015Apr 23 2015

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Volume18

Conference

Conference33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period4/18/154/23/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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