PerformEyebrow: Design and Implementation of an Artificial Eyebrow Device Enabling Augmented Facial Expression

Motoyasu Masui, Yoshinari Takegawa, Nonoka Nitta, Yutaka Tokuda, Yuta Sugiura, Katsutoshi Masai, Keiji Hirata

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Abstract

In communication, it is important to clearly convey one’s own emotions to others and to accurately read the emotions intended by others. There are two ways to communicate emotions: nonverbal information and verbal information. The psychologist Merhrabian argues that non-verbal information is more important than verbal information, and that visual information such as facial expressions and gestures play a major role in inferring emotions. However, there are times when our own emotions are not understood by others, leading to misunderstandings. In this study, we propose an artificial eyebrow shape control device, PerformEyebrow, which extends the wearer’s facial expression by presenting various eyebrow shapes. The eyebrows are drawn with thermochromic ink so that their shape can be changed dynamically. It takes about 9 s for the eyebrows of PerformEyebrow to change shape. In order to confirm the usefulness of the device as an expression enhancing device, we conducted an experiment to evaluate the impression made by eyebrow shape when the eyebrow shape was changed by wearing PerformEyebrow.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction. Design and User Experience Case Studies - Thematic Area, HCI 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Proceedings
EditorsMasaaki Kurosu
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages584-597
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783030784676
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventHuman Computer Interaction thematic area of the 23rd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2021 Jul 242021 Jul 29

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12764 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceHuman Computer Interaction thematic area of the 23rd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period21/7/2421/7/29

Keywords

  • Cognitive psychology
  • Communication
  • Human extension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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