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Using a Smartphone to Measure Heart Rate Changes during Relived Happiness and Anger

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1 Author(s)
Lakens, D. ; Dept. of Human-Technol. Interaction, Eindhoven Univ. of Technol., Eindhoven, Netherlands

This study demonstrates the feasibility of measuring heart rate (HR) differences associated with emotional states such as anger and happiness with a smartphone. Novice experimenters measured higher HRs during relived anger and happiness (replicating findings in the literature) outside a laboratory environment with a smartphone app that relied on photoplethysmography.

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Affective Computing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 2 )