Keywords: Emotion Management, Small Group Performance, Biofeedback
The prototype collects heart rate data from members of a small group (2-4) and returns activation levels (relative heart rate changes to a baseline calibration) for each group member. The sensors currently employed are gelled ECG chest electrodes. The feedback can be transmitted through various modalities like screen feedback (isolated for each individual or aggregated for the whole group) or lamp feedback (using between 1-3 lamps of the Philipps HUE lighting system). Further sensors (e.g. an ECG chest belt) and feedback modalities (e.g. haptic feedback through a wristband) are currently in development. The purpose is to investigate if management of emotions in small groups can be supported through providing this type of internal state information.