iMotions Module

Facial Expression Analysis

Decode emotional expressions as they happen.

Capture emotional expressions

Our face displays our outward emotional expressions – giving a view of how we show our inner emotional state. These expressed emotional states are detected in real time using fully automated computer algorithms that record facial expressions via webcam. 

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Facial expression analysis used in a study examining emotional responses to an advertisement.

Automated facial coding from any video

The iMotions Facial Expression Analysis Module seamlessly integrates leading automated facial coding engines: Affectiva’s AFFDEX and Realeyes. Using a webcam, you can live synchronize expressed facial emotions with stimuli directly in the iMotions software. If you have recorded facial videos, you can simply import videos and carry out the analysis. Gain insights via built-in analysis and visualization tools, or export data for additional analyses.

Track the movement of the face

Researchers are already using the facial expression analysis module to:

  • Measure personality correlates of facial behavior
  • Test affective dynamics in game-based learning
  • Explore emotional responses in teaching simulations
  • Assessing physiological responses to driving in different conditions
  • And more

Facial Expression AnalysisPDF

A study investigating emotional expressions while building LEGO.

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Features

  • Facial coding

    With Affectiva’s AFFDEX or Realeyes algorithms

  • Capture multiple expressions

    Access 32 metrics with AFFDEX and 29 expressions with Realeyes

  • Engagement

    Access data about overall expressiveness – whether the participant is neutral or engaged

  • Built-in QA

    Integrated quality assurance tools

  • Post-import video

    Import externally recorded videos for post processing of facial expressions

  • Head Orientation

    Access head rotation data, such as yaw (up/down), pitch (left/right), and roll

  • Interocular Distance

    Distance between two outer eye corners for estimation of distance from screen

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