Empathy Evaluation Method Using Micro-movement

인체 미동을 이용한 공감도 평가 방법

  • 황성택 (상명대학교 감성공학과) ;
  • 박상인 (상명대학교 감성공학과) ;
  • 원명주 (상명대학교 감성공학과) ;
  • 황민철 (상명대학교 미디어소프트웨어학과)
  • Received : 2016.02.24
  • Accepted : 2016.11.18
  • Published : 2017.03.31


The goal of this study is to present quantification method for empathy. The micro-movement technology (non-contact sensing method) was used to identify empathy level. Participants were first divided into two groups: Empathized and not empathized. Then, the upper body data of participants were collected utilizing web-cam when participants carried expression tasks. The data were analyzed and categorized into 0.5 Hz, 1 Hz, 3 Hz, 5 Hz, 15 Hz. The average movement, variation, and synchronization of the movement were then compared. The results showed a low average movement and variation in a group who empathized. Also, the participants, who empathized, synchronized their movement during the task. This indicates that the people concentrates with each other when empathy has been established and show different levels of movement. These findings suggest the possibility of empathy quantification using non-contact sensing method.


Grant : 실감교류 인체감응솔루션, 융.복합 콘텐츠 Social 감성인지와 Social Intelligence 모델 활용 Life Logging 기반 기술 개발

Supported by : 한국연구재단, 정보통신기술진흥센터


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