News

Tekes funding awarded for a project aiming at understanding human emotions in digital interaction

The research will produce new understanding about the factors of effective human collaboration and the possibilities of emotion-related data in business.
Photo: Eva Durall

Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation – has granted a funding of 250 000 euros to the ‘Quantifying Human Experience for Increased Intelligence Within Work Teams and in the Customer Interface’ project, which is a joint venture of Aalto University, University of Helsinki, University of Oulu and 10 companies: Reaktor, Affecto, Elisa, Wunderkraut, IF, Mehiläinen, Fondia, Fira, Avaus and Wörks.

‘Digitalization offers opportunities for human collaboration on an unprecedented scale. However, the tools we use for communication fail to support many aspects that lie at the core of functional human connection: feeling of shared context, synchronization, and perhaps most importantly, human emotionality. As a result, misunderstandings during computer-mediated interaction are common, and joint problem-solving is hampered', tells Teemu Leinonen, project leader and professor at Aalto University’s Department of Media.

The project aims at creating new knowledge that opens up novel possibilities for improving digital interaction and using accurate information of individuals’ emotions in the design and testing of services, applications and contents. This aim will be achieved through the utilization of the emerging technologies for measurement of emotion-related biosignals and machine vision, and a combination of high-level scientific knowhow in cognitive, affective and social neuroscience, biosignal measurement and analysis, machine vision technology and algorithms, data fusion and complex network analysis as well as user-centric design methods.

More information: Teemu Leinonen, [email protected]

Photo: Eva Durall

  • Published:
  • Updated:
Share
URL copied!

Read more news

Image and photo by Aalto University, Giulnara Launonen. MMD logo by Aalto University, Mithila Mohan
Research & Art Published:

Multifunctional Materials Design: Highlights of 2022

Our group's milestones of the previous year
Risto Siilasmaa. Kuva: WithSecure
Cooperation Published:

Risto Siilasmaa, an entrepreneur at heart, encourages students to make an impact

Aalto Alumnus Risto Siilasmaa spoke to students taking part in Aalto International Talent programme, encouraging them to make an impact in the world.
Utuinen ihmishahmo näyttää kävelevän pois päin, varjo heijastuu vaalealle pinnalle
Research & Art, Studies, University Published:

Master's students' exhibition at the Finnish Museum of Photography

The MoA in Photography 23 exhibition by the Master's students of the Department of Photography is on display until 12 March.
Nainen rannalla tuulisella säällä hymyilee, taustalla meri kuohuaa
Appointments, Research & Art Published:

Professor Ranja Hautamäki: ‘Diverse urban nature is key to increasing well-being and carbon sinks’

Professor of Landscape Architecture is tackling the issues of climate change mitigation and urban carbon sinks.