AffectiveWear: Smart Eye Glasses to Recognize Facial Expressions

Publication/Creation Date
September 9 2015
AffectiveWear (creator)
Keio University (contributor)
National Institute Of Advanced Industrial Science And Technology (contributor)
Katsutoshi Masai (creator)
Yuta Sugiura (creator)
Katsuhiro Suzuki (creator)
Sho Shimamura (creator)
Kai Kunze (creator)
Masa Ogata (creator)
Masahiko Inami (creator)
Maki Sugimoto (creator)
Media Type
Journal Article
Persuasive Intent
We present a novel wearable facial recognition system ”AffectiveWear”. This device can recognize seven facial expressions (neutral, disgust, angry, smile, laugh, sad, and surprise). It looks like a normal eyewear; you can wear anytime, anywhere. We made two prototypes with eight sensors and sixteen sensors. Its accuracy of categorization is up to 98.7%. With this, you can enrich your communication with others or computers in various ways.

From the Graduate School of Media and Design at Keio University and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tokyo, Japan.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Marketing Keywords
AffectiveWear, CREST Project , JST, JSPS

Date archived
December 8 2015
Last edited
May 13 2019
How to cite this entry
AffectiveWear, Katsutoshi Masai, Yuta Sugiura, Katsuhiro Suzuki, Sho Shimamura, Kai Kunze, Masa Ogata, Masahiko Inami, Maki Sugimoto. (September 9 2015). "AffectiveWear: Smart Eye Glasses to Recognize Facial Expressions". 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication (UbiComp/ISWC 2015 Adjunct). International Joint Conference On Pervasive And Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication. Fabric of Digital Life.