Emotient Facial Expression Analysis Engine

Use facial expressions to understand emotional reactions with Emotient

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Facial expression action units

Avoid the hassle of manual face coding


Manual face coding is extremely time consuming. Save time and resources by automatically extracting action units, and spend your time analyzing data rather then collecting it.

Non intrusive

Non-intrusive research method


Avoid intrusive research methods that introduce bias into reactions. A face video recorded from a standard webcam is all you need. Live visualize, analyze, aggregate and export all raw data and metrics.

Post analyze previously recorded faces

Post analyze previously recorded faces


Have a big library of existing recordings? Batch upload all videos to iMotions and quickly extract all facial expression data, analyze & aggregate it, and export results directly.

Vizualize and export

Live visualize, aggregate & export raw data


Live visualize all emotion and facial channels synchronized with the stimuli on a timeline. Segment and aggregate across participants and export all raw data to import it into any statistical program for further analysis.

“In our Advancing Next Generation Learning Environments (ANGLE) lab, we employ state-of-the-art eye tracking systems and a large variety of biometric sensors (EEG, GSR). One of the major obstacles is the process of synchronizing the EEG and GSR signals with the eye tracking data. Fortunately, this is now done automatically in iMotions. As a result, we save considerable time and, more importantly, secure high quality data.”
Robert Atkinson, PhD, Associate Professor at Arizona State University

Main platform features

Presentation of stimuli

Presentation of stimuli

Present images, videos, websites, screen recordings, real life product scene recordings, surveys and much more.

Sophisticated study design

Sophisticated Study Designs

Full flexibility with any study setup with randomizations, block designs, test plans, group rotations and more.

Quality assurance

Real-Time Synchronization

All sensor, stimuli and API data streams are synchronized in real-time. No more manual post synchronization of data sets.

Plug and play sensors

50+ Plug and Play Hardware

Pre-built integrations to the best-in-class sensors allows you full flexibility to find the hardware that suits your needs


Powerful Visualizations

All synchronized data streams is real time visualized in combination with eye tracking data and stimuli. Individual or aggregated.

Raw Data Export

Export all collected data in .txt format for easily import into MathLab, SPSS, Excel, R. Upsample or downsample frequencies

Emotient Facial Expression Emotion & Analysis Output


Extract overall sentiment with Positive, Negative and Neutral streams

Action Units

Extract 19 Action Units directly. Live visualize, analyze and export

7 Basic Emotions

Extract Joy, Anger, Surprise, Fear, Contempt, Sadness, Disgust emotions

2 Advanced Emotions

Extract data streams for Confusion & Frustration advanced emotions

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Combine with Stimuli, Facial Expressions, EEG, GSR and more

Emotient facial expression integration and synchronization
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