Effects of environmental colour on mood: a wearable life colour capture device
Doherty, Aiden R. and Kelly, Philip and Smeaton, Alan F. and O'Flynn, Brendan and Curran, Padraig and Ó Mathuna, Cian and O'Connor, Noel E. (2010) Effects of environmental colour on mood: a wearable life colour capture device. In: ACM Multimedia 2010, 25-29 October 2010, Florence, Italy. ISBN 978-1-60558-933-6
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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.
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