Affective computing--a rationale for measuring mood with mouse and keyboard

Int J Occup Saf Ergon. 2003;9(4):539-51. doi: 10.1080/10803548.2003.11076589.


Emotions are an increasingly important factor in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Up to the present, emotion recognition in HCI implies the use of explicit or intrusive methods, for example, video cameras or physiological measurements. We are developing and evaluating a method for the measurement of affective states through motor-behavioral parameters from standard input devices (mouse and keyboard).

MeSH terms

  • Affect / physiology*
  • Behavioral Research / methods
  • Computer Terminals*
  • Humans
  • Psychomotor Performance / physiology*
  • User-Computer Interface