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The Distress Analysis Interview Corpus (DAIC) contains clinical interviews designed to support the diagnosis of psychological distress conditions such as anxiety, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder. The interviews are conducted by humans, human controlled agents and autonomous agents, and the participants include both distressed and(More)
☆ This paper has been recommended for acceptance by ⁎ Corresponding author at: University of Southern C Technologies 12015 Waterfront Dr. 90094, Playa Vista, CA E-mail addresses: scherer@ict.usc.edu (S. Scherer), Str Lucas@ict.usc.edu (G. Lucas), emmam3@cam.ac.uk (M. M (J. Boberg), gratch@ict.usc.edu (J. Gratch), rizzo@ict.usc.ed morency@ict.usc.edu (L.-P.(More)
We investigate the capabilities of automatic nonverbal behavior descriptors to identify indicators of psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. We seek to confirm and enrich present state of the art, predominantly based on qualitative manual annotations, with automatic quantitative behavior descriptors. In this(More)
Nonverbal behaviors play a crucial role in shaping outcomes in face-to-face clinical interactions. Experienced clinicians use nonverbals to foster rapport and "read" their clients to inform diagnoses. The rise of telemedicine and virtual health agents creates new opportunities, but it also strips away much of this nonverbal channel. Recent advances in(More)
The present study uses automatic facial expression recognition software to examine the relationship between social context and emotional feelings on the expression of emotion, to test claims that facial expressions reflect social motives rather than felt emotion. To vary emotional feelings, participants engaged in a competitive video game. Deception was(More)
Even with the rise in use of TeleMedicine for health care and mental health, research suggests that clinicians may have difficulty reading nonverbal cues in computer-mediated situations. However, the recent progress in tracking affective markers (i.e., displays of emotional expressions on face and in voice) has opened the door to new clinical applications(More)
Recent advances in scanning technology have enabled the widespread capture of 3D character models based on human subjects. Intuition suggests that, with these new capabilities to create avatars that look like their users, every player should have his or her own avatar to play video games or simulations. We explicitly test the impact of having one's own(More)
It has long been recognized that facial expressions, body posture/gestures and vocal parameters play an important role in human communication and the implicit signalling of emotion. Recent advances in low cost computer vision and behavioral sensing technologies can now be applied to the process of making meaningful inferences as to user state when a person(More)
We investigate the effect of relational dialogue on creating rapport and exerting social influence in human-robot conversation, by comparing interactions with and without a relational component, and with different agent types. Human participants interact with two agents – a Nao robot and a virtual human – in four dialogue scenarios: one involving building(More)
Couples with one partner who stutters completed questionnaires about the fluent partners' awareness of their spouses' stuttering; their general knowledge about stuttering; how fluent spouses had helped their partners; and the nature and benefits of spousal participation in therapy. Findings strongly suggested that spouses may be helpful in therapy.(More)