The Emosta EmoReader is a deep learning algorithm trained to read a photographed image of a human face and return the probability percentages of that face displaying each of Ekman’s seven emotional expressions: anger, contempt, disgust, fear, happiness, sadness, and surprise. (Neutral expressions are also coded.)
Our training database is comprised of 72,800 faces from 3,092 actors. Both publically available and commercially licensed databases were used to build the final training image dataset.
By training the Emosta EmoReader algorithm with diverse faces and images, we create a neural network that is highly sensitive to subtle differences in emotional faces.
To date, we have already been able to attain 93% accuracy on faces from actors that the algorithm has never seen before—and our dataset is continuing to grow!
Our unique output allows users to see the degree to which each emotion is expressed over the course of a recorded conversation.
Audio playback provides the contextual cues for users to interpret the different emotional expressions and hypothesize the reasons why certain people would feel certain ways mid-conversation.
Counselors and coaches use Emosta’s EmoReader software to identify important themes that evoke emotion during a session and to provide direct feedback to their clients.
HR personnel will use the EmoReader to measure the degree team members’ emotions are congruent during an important discussion, and at what topics does the congruency fall apart.
Researchers studying emotional contagion, arbitrary relational responding, and pathology such as autism disorder would find this software useful for automatic data coding.
‘ACT in the Workplace’ Workshops
We also provide trainings for Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) specifically designed for workplace settings.
These workshops contain various activities and exercises that promote the Acceptance of unwanted private experiences and Commitment to making action towards living a valued life.
We encourage workers to develop creative ways to “embrace their demons, and follow their hearts.”
Our training is evidence-based and has been shown to be effective in decreasing stress from:
- Excessive work demands
- Low levels of autonomy or control over tasks
- Lack of support or respect from managers
- Making mistakes at work
- Chronic imbalance of workplace rewards relative to the efforts someone puts into a job
ACT trainings have also been shown to increase important aspects to success at work such as:
- Onsite Learning
We can follow up our workshops with individualized consultation to provide confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services for employees as well as a consultative role with managers and supervisors to address employee and organizational challenges and needs.