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Effects of environmental colour on mood: a wearable LifeColour capture device
Doherty, Aiden R.; Kelly, Philip; O'Flynn, Brendan; Curran, Padraig; Smeaton, Alan F.; Ó Mathúna, S. Cian; O'Connor, Noel E.
Colour is everywhere in our daily lives and impacts things like our mood, yet we rarely take notice of it. One method of capturing and analysing the predominant colours that we encounter is through visual lifelogging devices such as the SenseCam. However an issue related to these devices is the privacy concerns of capturing image level detail. Therefore in this work we demonstrate a hardware prototype wearable camera that captures only one pixel - of the dominant colour prevelant in front of the user, thus circumnavigating the privacy concerns raised in relation to lifelogging. To simulate whether the capture of dominant colour would be sufficient we report on a simulation carried out on 1.2 million SenseCam images captured by a group of 20 individuals. We compare the dominant colours that different groups of people are exposed to and show that useful inferences can be made from this data. We believe our prototype may be valuable in future experiments to capture colour correlated associated with an individual's mood.Colour is everywhere in our daily lives and impacts things like our mood, yet we rarely take notice of it. One method of capturing and analysing the predominant colours that we encounter is through visual lifelogging devices such as the SenseCam. However an issue related to these devices is the privacy concerns of capturing image level detail. Therefore in this work we demonstrate a hardware prototype wearable camera that captures only one pixel - of the dominant colour prevelant in front of the user, thus circumnavigating the privacy concerns raised in relation to lifelogging. To simulate whether the capture of dominant colour would be sufficient we report on a simulation carried out on 1.2 million SenseCam images captured by a group of 20 individuals. We compare the dominant colours that different groups of people are exposed to and show that useful inferences can be made from this data. We believe our prototype may be valuable in future experiments to capture colour correlated associated with an individual's mood.
Keyword(s): Lifelogging; SenseCam; Wearable cameras; Colour and mood; Design; Experimentation; Human factors
Publication Date:
2010
Type: Conference item
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Cork
Funder(s): Science Foundation Ireland
Citation(s): Aiden R. Doherty, Philip Kelly, Brendan O'Flynn, Padraig Curran, Alan F. Smeaton, Cian O'Mathuna, and Noel E. O'Connor. Effects of environmental colour on mood: a wearable LifeColour capture device. In Proceedings of the international conference on Multimedia (MM '10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1655-1658. DOI=10.1145/1873951.1874313 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1873951.1874313
Publisher(s): ACM
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=1873951.1874313
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