What's new in FaceReader 9.1

FaceReader is the most flexible tool for emotion analysis – not only can you create your own dashboard, it is also possible to define your own custom expressions!

What's new in FaceReader 9.1

FaceReader 9.1 not only brings you advanced options for analysis, but more power, speed, and flexibility as well. What features can you expect from the latest version?

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


Improved Face Modeling

FaceReader 9 further improved face finding and face modeling techniques, based on Deep Learning technology. These new techniques increase FaceReader’s processing speed, making it much faster to work with. It also improves accuracy. FaceReader 9 can model faces even in difficult poses or lighting. 

In FaceReader 9.1, the modeling is even more precise. The internal parts of the face are tracked much better, leading to better fits. This includes improved modeling of the mouth, the eyes, and the eyebrows. This is especially beneficial for talk-aloud protocols, which are used in usability testing and psychology research.



Enhanced Project Analysis

Opening the improved Project Analysis Module immediately shows you an overview with the preselected layout or one of the other layouts of your choice. You can design your own dashboard with tables or graphs, and easily compare responses between groups of participants. Moreover, FaceReader 9.1 offers improved data selection and visualization.

With the improved Project Analysis Module, you are guided through your selection of charts, tables, and responses to stimuli. The Project Analysis Module includes Action Units, heart rate, and custom expressions, and can also be used with Baby FaceReader.


Custom expressions

Since the introduction of Custom Expressions as a part of the Action Unit Module, we have been working on adding new algorithms. FaceReader 9 already offered more custom expressions, including Attention, Boredom, Confusion, Interest, Smiling, Laughing, and Leaning Backward/Forward. New in FaceReader 9.1 are Spontaneous Laughter and Talking. 

Since FaceReader 9, Custom Expressions come with these 5 Action Units: Blink (AU45), Head Turn Left (AU51), Head Turn Right (AU52), Head Up (AU53), and Head Down (AU54). Is the expression you are interested in not included? You can design your own custom expressions, or adapt our examples to fit your research need.

Analyze custom expressions with FaceReader


FaceReader Online Integration

Combining FaceReader and FaceReader Online offers the possibility to quickly test a large group of participants. Perform your tests from whatever location, even at the participant’s home. You can analyze the data you collect with FaceReader Online in more detail by importing it into FaceReader, using the Action Unit module and Custom Expression Analysis.

Want to test your experiment setup before inviting your participants to the lab? FaceReader Online allows you to quickly check your experiment with a pilot, including stimuli, data quality and questionnaire of your choice.


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