Understanding Privacy and Trust Issues in a Classroom Affective Computing System Deployment

  • Shaundra Bryant Daily
  • Dante Meyers
  • Shelby Darnell
  • Tania Roy
  • Melva T. James
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8028)


Our research group is in the midst of working with teachers to co-design an affective computing system that uses physiological measures, gathered via wrist worn sensors, to understand how students are engaging with classroom instruction. Optimally, our goal is to find new ways of supporting empathetic practices in the classroom by providing teachers real-time (or reflective) feedback on student engagement. In parallel, with our work with teachers, we are working to pinpoint the privacy and trust issues that might be associated with this type of system. The objective of this paper is to present the results of a series of studies conducted to understand the challenges associated with introducing a pervasive affective computing system into classroom environments. While we focus on physiological sensors, the implications apply to other pervasive technologies as well.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shaundra Bryant Daily
    • 1
  • Dante Meyers
    • 2
  • Shelby Darnell
    • 1
  • Tania Roy
    • 1
  • Melva T. James
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computing, Human-Centered Computing DivisionClemson UniversityClemsonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyOld Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA

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