SentiBooks: Enhancing audiobooks via affective computing and smart light bulbs

Anna-Marie Ortloff, Lydia Güntner, Maximiliane Windl, Thomas Schmidt, Martin Kocur, Christian Wolff

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We present SentiBooks, a smartphone application to enhance the audiobook listening experience via affective computing and smart light bulbs. Users can connect to Philips Hue Light Bulbs with a smartphone app while listening to an audiobook. The app analyzes the emotional expression of the narrator of the audiobook using speech emotion recognition and adjusts the colors of the lighting settings according to the expression of the narrator in 10-seconds intervals. By transitioning between colors that are connected to the specific emotion that is currently dominant in the reading, the overall audiobook experience is intensified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMensch und Computer 2019, MuC 2019 - Tagungsband
EditorsFlorian Alt, Andreas Bulling, Tanja Doring
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450371988
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


  • Affective computing
  • Emotion detection
  • Lighting
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Smart light bulbs


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