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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.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:colour; mood;
Subjects:Computer Science > Interactive computer systems
Computer Science > Lifelog
Engineering > Imaging systems
Computer Science > Visualization
Computer Science > Information storage and retrieval systems
Computer Science > Image processing
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Electronic Engineering
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Published in:ACM MM 2010 Proceedings of the international conference on Multimedia. . Association for Computing Machinery. ISBN 978-1-60558-933-6
Publisher:Association for Computing Machinery
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Copyright Information:© 2010 Association for Computing Machinery
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland
ID Code:15994
Deposited On:09 Dec 2010 15:06 by Dr Aiden Doherty. Last Modified 11 Oct 2017 13:07

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