A small R & D company in Belgium, Softmuse, is developing a user friendly app to accurately measure and record vertical finger pressure and horizontal finger movement using both pixel pressure (iPhone) and accelerometers. User interface will allow the playing of a sound stimulus (mp3) and then immediately record the finger pressure. Store the recorded traces on an online MySQL database, with a text file entered by the user.
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Mobile App Specifications
The Sentic Cycle mobile application is an implementation of the Sentic Cycle paradigm as invented and described by Manfred Clynes. The purpose of a Sentic Cycle session is to express a series of seven specific emotions as precisely as possible by finger pressure alone. On hearing an audible click, the specified emotion is imagined and then expressed by finger pressure on the screen of a smart mobile device equipped with 3 accelerometers (Android or iPhone) for measurements .
A Sentic Cycle session lasts about 15 to 20 minutes. It consists of a spoken word sound with the name of the emotion to be expressed, ie "Anger", followed by a series of about 30 to 40 clicks spaced by specific times, from 2 to 6 seconds depending on the emotion. Emotions like Grief, Love, and Reverence require longer recording times , from 2 to 6 seconds, for expression than Joy, Hate, Anger, and No Emotion from 0.5 to 2 seconds.
The output of the accelerometers (x,y,z) are recorded beginning at each click, stored and sent to a mysql data base at the end of the session. The sample rate for each recording should be at least 50 samples per second and at least 16 bit integers.
These measured responses, also known as Sentic Actons, should be sent to the data base along with an identifier header of the name of the emotion, click number, date, time in milliseconds, location, age, sex, id of the respondent.
At the end of the Sentic Cycle a Sentic Diary, or an optional text comment can be entered for each emotion describing any thoughts that may have accompanied the expression of the emotion. These text files for each emotion will also be uploaded to the mysql database. If the user so desires a voice recording mp3 or wav can be substituted or added to the text file for each emotion.
Options to be included:
Rerecording of the default sound file for each emotion. The user can record their own voice saying the name of the emotion in which ever language.
Select only a single emotion from the 7 emotions.
Turn on real-time graphic display of the finger pressure fro each accelerometer x,y,z on the screen . Black back ground, traces for x - red, y - blue, z - green all on the same graph.
Setup mode for parameters:
mysql database name (url string)
id of respondent (text)
click timings SENTIC_TIMINGS_NAME (from mysql db)
(sentic inter-click timings for each emotion of a cycle)
language name LANGUAGE_NAME (from mysql db)
The default timings of the clicks for each emotion can be replaced by specifying from the drop down list of click timings stored in the db under the table SENTICS_TIMINGS.
The default language for all the labels in the user interface (GUI)
can be replaced by specifying from the drop down list of languages stored in the db under the table LANGUAGE.
Record a new click sound
or keep default
Silent mode :
no emotion name voice sound - display emotion name on screen only
no click sound - flash white on screen for 0.25 second).
Sentic Cycle Menu
Introduction Screen (option to skip ) with several diagrams showing
how to sit,
how to place the mobile device,
how to express the emotions,
Open Screen Setup Page (on first use obligatory)
Stop cycle and send data to db
On completion option for Sentic Diary to add thoughts in text or voice (send to db)
Quit (send any data not already sent)
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hi...i m interested in this r&d project....i would like to discuss more details...that what information will be stored in online db and text file etc...thanks