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The HandWave Bluetooth Skin Conductance Sensor

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The HandWave Bluetooth Skin Conductance Sensor
HandWave is a small, wireless, networked skin conductance sensor for affective computing applications. It is used to detect information related to emotional, cognitive, and physical arousal of mobile users. Many existing affective computing systems make use of sensors that are inflexible and often physically attached to supporting computers. In contrast, HandWave allows an additional degree of flexibility by providing ad-hoc wireless networking capabilities to a wide variety of Bluetooth devices as well as adaptive biosignal amplification. As a consequence, HandWave is used in a variety of affective computing applications such as games, tutoring systems, experimental data collection, and augmented journaling. This paper describes the novel design attributes of this handheld sensor, its development, and various form factors. Future work includes an extension of this approach to other biometric signals of interest to affective computing researchers.
Marc Strauss, Carson Reynolds, Stephen Hughes, Kyo
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Updated 26 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Where ACII
Authors Marc Strauss, Carson Reynolds, Stephen Hughes, Kyoung Park, Gary McDarby, Rosalind W. Picard
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