Emotional Intelligence via Wearables: A Method for Detecting Frustration

Nectarios Costadopoulos


The research discussed in this paper is part of a pilot study in the use of wearable devices incorporating electroencephalogram (EEG) and heartrate sensors to sense for the emotional responses closely correlated to frustration when performing certain tasks. For this study the methodology used a combination of puzzle, arcade style game and a meditation apps to emulate a task based environment and detect frustration and satisfaction emotions. Preliminary results indicate that degree of task completion has an effect on emotions and can be detected by EEG and heartrate changes.


Emotional Intelligence; Wearable Devices; EEG; ECG; EQ; Heart Rate; Electroencephalogram


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