Better understanding of the emotions of people with communication restrictions will strengthen the trust relation between the client and the caregiver, will increase happiness and quality of life and it will lead to better care. To address this societal problem, Mentech Innovation developed the emotion detection system HUME. This system is based on the detection of physiological parameters, such as heart rate, arousal, activity, skin temperature, skin conductance and voice recognition.
Emotions can be determined from physiological reaction (activation or arousal, for instance increases in heart rate), the change in activity in the autonomic nervous system (ANS), or biofeedback like blood pressure responses, skin responses, pupillary responses, brain waves, and heart responses. The emotion sensing capability is based on a wearable device that can capture physiological data (like heart rate, arousal, breathing rate, skin conductance and voice recognition) and can derive patterns and emotions via smart artificial intelligence algorithms.