Facial expressions are a form of nonverbal communication. They play important roles in conveying social information with others. Although our basic facial expressions are innate, we need to learn how to manage expressions for better social communication.
In this research, we propose a wearable device named “FacialMarionette’’, which moves the user’s face skin physically and controls his/her facial expressions. In our system, strings are attached above the user’s eyebrows and are pulled with motors to control their location and movement. By using this device, we propose several methods to augment/share our facial expressions.
Eriko Maruyama and Yasuaki Kakehi:
“FacialMarionette: An On-Skin Interface for Controlling Facial Expressions and its Applications,”
Proceedings of the CHI 2017 Workshop on Amplification and Augmentation of Human Perception, (2017.5)