Physiological and Affective Computing
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Course title in Estonian
Füsioloogia-põhine ja afektiivne tarkvaraarendus
Course title in English
Physiological and Affective Computing
ECTS credits
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lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
Mati Mõttus (language of instruction:English)
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The objective of the course is to enable students to use physiological and affective computing tools in various HCI applications.
Brief description of the course
This course is about technologies and applications that either reproduce/induce emotional states or sense and adapt to user physiological state. The course work will include design of the affective computing application.

Topics to be covered in the course include (but not limited to):
- Physiology of emotion
- Emotions elicitation
- Measurement of emotional and cognitive states
- Properties of psychophysiological signals and basic processing
- Affective “waveform” and temporal dynamics of emotional experience
- Physiology-based interaction
- Implicit interaction
- Brain-Computer Interfaces (both active and passive)
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is aware of the main principles of affective and physiological computing;
- is able to apply this knowledge in design/creation of new HCI applications including digital games.
Mati Mõttus
Additional information
This course in delivered face-to-face. In order to successfully conclude this course, students are required to individually:
• Take part in all face-to-face lectures and other activities;
• Actively engage and deliver the results of 3 individual assignments; and
• Actively engage and deliver the results of the final group project, which will be assessed both as a whole and by the individual contribution.