Virtual Environment for Monitoring Emotional Behaviour in Driving

Claude Frasson, Pierre Olivier Brosseau, Thi Hong Dung Tran

Emotions are an important behaviour of humans and may arise in driving situations. Uncontrolled emotions can lead to harmful effects. To control and reduce the negative impact of emotions, we have built a virtual driving environment in which we can capture and analyse emotions felt by the driver using EEG systems. By simulating specific emotional situations we can provoke these emotions and detect their types and intensity according to the driver. Then, in the environment, we generate corrective actions that are able to reduce the emotions. After a training period, the driver is able to correct the emotions by himself.

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