Emotion analysis

FaceReader

To gain accurate and reliable data about facial expressions, FaceReader is the most robust automated system that will help you out.

  • Clear insights into the effect of different stimuli on emotions

  • Very easy to use: save valuable time and resources

  • Easy integration with eye tracking data and physiology data

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Trusted by researchers around the world

 

Efficient coding with FaceReader

At the Social Behavior Lab at Western University, dr. Erin Heerey explores human behavior during social interactions. 

Frame-by-frame expression analysis of her project would have taken 800 hours of manual coding. FaceReader did it in only 14 hours! This has not only increased throughput, accuracy, and ease of scoring social behaviors, but has also made it much easier to share data with researchers.

 



FaceReader benefits your work

Many researchers have turned towards using automated facial expression analysis software to better provide an objective assessment of emotions. FaceReader is used worldwide at more than 1,000 universities, research institutes, and companies in many markets, from consumer and psychology research to usability studies. 

FaceReader software is fast, flexible, objective, accurate, and easy to use. It immediately analyzes your data (live, video, or still images), saving valuable time. The option to record audio as well as video makes it possible to hear what people have been saying – for example, during human-computer interactions, or while watching stimuli.

 
 


Measure emotions with FaceReader

FaceReader is the best automated system for the recognition of specific properties in facial images and expressions. Aside from the basic or universal facial expressions, you can define your own Custom Expressions. Additionally, FaceReader can recognize a neutral state and analyze contempt.

Whether your test participant is a baby, child, adult, or older person, FaceReader adjusts the analysis to the model that best fits your research.

 
 


How FaceReader works

  1. Face finding – Finds a face using a face-finding algorithm based on Deep Learning
  2. Face modeling – Makes an accurate artificial face model using almost 500 key points
  3. Face classification – Classifies facial expressions with artificial neural networks

As a result, you'll have data on basic and custom expressions, head orientation, gaze direction, valence and arousal, Action Units, heart rate and heart rate variability, and consumption behavior.

 
 


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FaceReader is the most reliable software tool for facial expression analysis (source).

 


Accurate emotion classification

According to a validation study using the ADFES data set, FaceReader 9 delivers accurate performance for emotion classification, with an average accuracy of 99% [1].

Facereader 9 Average Performance

Accuracy rates for the 6 basic expressions in FaceReader

References

  1. The average performance of FaceReader 9 was measured with the Amsterdam Dynamic Facial Expression Set (ADFES).
 
 


Statistics Facereader for facial expression analysis

FaceReader is used worldwide at more than 1,000 universities (including 6 out of 8 Ivy League universities), research institutes, and companies. Professionals are active in many markets, including psychology, consumer research, user experience, human factors, and neuromarketing.

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Relevant blogs

The 5 best ways to use FaceReader: a systematic review

The 5 best ways to use FaceReader: a systematic review

Facial expressions offer a rich source of information about human emotions. In this study, Elisa Landmann examines the best ways to collect, handle, and analyze FaceReader data in different areas of research.
Saying Ouch Without Saying It: Measuring Painful Faces

Saying Ouch Without Saying It: Measuring Painful Faces

What happens when we’re in pain, real physical pain, but we cannot tell someone where or how badly it hurts? We can look at the facial expression!
Measuring creativity at the GrunbergLab

Measuring creativity at the GrunbergLab

In the GrunbergLab in Amsterdam, I read Arnon Grunberg’s upcoming release. Two researchers hooked me up: sensors on my left hand, rib, chest, and of course the famous head cap to measure my brain activity.
 
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