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Proceedings 2018, 2(19), 1205;

Analízate: Towards a Platform to Analyze Activities and Emotional States of Informal Caregivers

Department of Computer Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago 7820436, Chile
School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG8 1BB, UK
Presented at the 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence (UCAmI 2018), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, 4–7 December 2018.
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Published: 30 October 2018
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An informal caregiver is exposed to an emotional overload, which can lead to high stress levels. To provide caregivers with awareness about their emotions, we propose an emotion-tracking platform based on Facebook status updates. For this purpose, we trained several classification models to assign emotions to Facebook status updates. Then, we developed a Facebook application that connected to each user’s profile, gathered their status updates, classified their emotions, and generated a summary. We tested the application with 54 participants, finding the relative precision to be 84%, while the platform was perceived to be valuable and novel. Participants thought the application allowed them to think about their emotions and the information they share.
Keywords: emotion recognition, self-reflection, informal caregivers, well-being, Facebook emotion recognition, self-reflection, informal caregivers, well-being, Facebook
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Astudillo, I.; Fuentes, C.; Herskovic, V. Analízate: Towards a Platform to Analyze Activities and Emotional States of Informal Caregivers. Proceedings 2018, 2, 1205.

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