Development of Facial Expression Training System

  • Kyoko Ito
  • Hiroyuki Kurose
  • Ai Takami
  • Shogo Nishida
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4557)


The human’s facial expression plays an important role as media that visually transmit feelings and the intention. To express the facial expression freely, the action of muscles of facial expression forms the expression is very important. “Facial expression training” is recently paid to attention, and is a training of the face to make a good facial expression. There is a training method by moving the expression muscle of the face. One of the purposes to train the facial expression is to achieve your own ideal facial expression. In this study, it aims at a support of the effective process for facial expression training to achieve the target expression using computer, as a self training system. And, an interface for users to select a target facial expression and a whole development of an effective expression training system is proposed, as a first step toward an effective facial expression training system.


Facial expression Facial expression training system Muscles of facial expression Nonverbal communication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyoko Ito
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Kurose
    • 2
  • Ai Takami
    • 2
  • Shogo Nishida
    • 2
  1. 1.Senri Expo Park 1-1, Suita, 5650826 OsakaJapan
  2. 2.1-3, Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, 5608531 OsakaJapan

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