Academic use

How FaceReader Online can facilitate your research

Researchers across the world use FaceReader to gain fast and objective insights into human behavior. The automatic analysis saves valuable research time and allows for basic emotions or action units (FACS) scoring of each frame. The facial analysis technology behind FaceReader Online has been on the market for almost 20 years and is the most cited facial analysis software. In the past, this research mostly took place by using FaceReader Desktop in a lab setting.

Experiments, for example, involve social reactions, human-computer interaction, and variable content evaluations. Today, the world increasingly revolves around online communication, shaping research and interaction on a global scale. The heightened online presence makes it a suitable focus for research. There are several benefits to doing online research.
FaceReader Online academic use
Our users include top 100 business schools from FT ranking, top 200 universities from QS ranking and 6 out of 8 Ivy League universities.
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Universities worldwide
Developed for over two decades, our technology pioneered its domain and remains a front runner for human behavior analysis.
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Our technology is distinguished by over 1,200 scientific publications, establishing it as the most frequently cited in its field.
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Scientific publications
Looking at journal impact factors it turns out that FaceReader publications are on average around 27% more influential than non-FaceReader publications.
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With a 98% accuracy rate, our solution stands out as one of the leading technologies in its field, demonstrating our commitment to providing effective and reliable solutions.
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Scientific solution

Get published in higher impact journals with FaceReader Online

FaceReader publications are often published in Q1 Impact Factor JCR journals and are on average around 27% more influential than non-FaceReader publications. Extensive communication about the diverse application of affective computing highlights its significance across multiple research domains.

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Conduct your research exclusively with FaceReader Online

Our solution is extremely versatile. FaceReader Online is a useful add-on to the desktop version of FaceReader (read more about it below). You can also conduct an entire research project from start to finish online. Partly, because it is easy to integrate it with your other favorite research tools.

Experiment setup

You can seamlessly implement the recorder in Qualtrics, the most widely used survey within academic research. Most other survey providers will also allow for (at least a) simple integration. Upload your stimuli in FaceReader Online to prepare the project and add it to a question placeholder. For straightforward projects, a survey provider is not even required. Within FaceReader Online you can add simple questions and randomization logic.
FaceReader Online project setup

Participants

You can invite participants through online links, either created with FaceReader Online or your favorite survey tool. Matching participant data with survey responses and facial analysis is of course possible. For recruitment, there are many options, you can use your own University panel or external panels, for example the platform Prolific is a good one. It balances costs and control over settings nicely. We can assist with recruitment if required.

Reporting

Within the platform you can create charts for easy illustrations. All the classifications (e.g. basic expressions, valence, arousal, attention) can be visualized in the charts. There are several options for visualization (e.g. line graphs, barcharts, circumplex model graph). However, you can also export the raw data and create your own graphs.
FaceReader Online Dashboard

Easy integration

Extend your favorite survey tools. To be clear, FaceReader Online doesn’t replace your existing surveys – it’s designed to be a perfect complement to your current processes. While giving you access to responsible AI technology that makes you a forward-looking brand. Maybe click through to see some of the code? 

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It is designed to be a perfect complement

FaceReader Online doesn’t replace your existing surveys – it’s designed to be a perfect complement to your current processes.
Exports

Full control over your data

You can export a temporal data file that includes frame by frame output. This enables you to do complex analysis such as calculating the highest peak 5 seconds (as is done in certain publications). You can also get a summary csv export with the average values. This data file can be easily imported into a statistics tool, such as SPSS or RStudio, to answer your scientific question.
				
					Project			Age	Gender	Video Time 		Neutral 	Happy 		Sad			Angry		Surprised	Scared		Disgusted	Valence		Arousal
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:00.000	0.617251900	0.000003578	0.105687200	0.147520600	0.000385526	0.000039388	0.001151257	0.003149490	-0.147135100
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:00.066	0.606989700	0.000003571	0.115104800	0.142042000	0.000378211	0.000038209	0.001421982	0.003358222	-0.141663800
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:00.133	0.597043800	0.000003558	0.124442100	0.136567900	0.000370980	0.000037055	0.001682535	0.003552284	-0.136196900
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:00.200	0.587412500	0.000003539	0.133667300	0.131154000	0.000363918	0.000035941	0.001931396	0.003730282	-0.133303400
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:00.266	0.578085400	0.000003513	0.142741000	0.125864100	0.000357128	0.000034886	0.002167091	0.003891572	-0.142383900
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:00.333	0.569049000	0.000003479	0.151620000	0.120761600	0.000350732	0.000033909	0.002388293	0.004036431	-0.151269300
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:00.400	0.560303300	0.000003439	0.160257400	0.115892600	0.000344812	0.000033032	0.002593934	0.004165973	-0.159912600
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:00.466	0.551841800	0.000003392	0.168612700	0.111287200	0.000339434	0.000032265	0.002783392	0.004282095	-0.168273300
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:00.533	0.543656200	0.000003340	0.176657800	0.106956700	0.000334656	0.000031614	0.002956678	0.004387643	-0.176323200
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:00.600	0.535741000	0.000003284	0.184382000	0.102880200	0.000330499	0.000031076	0.003114545	0.004486080	-0.184051500
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:00.666	0.528091900	0.000003228	0.191801600	0.098997580	0.000326927	0.000030637	0.003258776	0.004581897	-0.191474600
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:00.733	0.520704000	0.000003176	0.198982000	0.095180920	0.000323790	0.000030267	0.003392961	0.004681405	-0.198658200
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:00.800	0.513599000	0.000003131	0.206076700	0.091173430	0.000320764	0.000029902	0.003523878	0.004792617	-0.205755900
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:00.866	0.506964700	0.000003097	0.213382600	0.086493540	0.000317224	0.000029436	0.003660248	0.004917895	-0.213065400
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:00.933	0.501608800	0.000003059	0.221246500	0.080586080	0.000312588	0.000028790	0.003794502	0.005019991	-0.220933900
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:01.000	0.500310900	0.000002924	0.224403000	0.079749370	0.000317973	0.000030594	0.003716981	0.004999124	-0.224085000
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:01.066	0.499588000	0.000002770	0.226015000	0.080580730	0.000323838	0.000033217	0.003609199	0.004972198	-0.225691100
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:01.133	0.499428400	0.000002601	0.225841500	0.083145460	0.000330097	0.000036818	0.003466175	0.004925691	-0.225511400
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:01.200	0.500031100	0.000002423	0.223776000	0.087294320	0.000336919	0.000041311	0.003284269	0.004853214	-0.223439100
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:01.266	0.501476500	0.000002239	0.219821400	0.092761900	0.000343849	0.000046356	0.003063473	0.004757828	-0.219477500
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:01.333	0.503611800	0.000002053	0.214157600	0.099357870	0.000350687	0.000051496	0.002807441	0.004652282	-0.213806900
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:01.400	0.506202900	0.000001874	0.207093300	0.106859600	0.000357357	0.000056329	0.002524515	0.004552281	-0.206735900
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:01.466	0.509013700	0.000001711	0.198954100	0.115013300	0.000363789	0.000060600	0.002228513	0.004467816	-0.198590400
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:01.533	0.511751500	0.000001569	0.190080600	0.123570000	0.000369815	0.000064214	0.001939774	0.004417577	-0.189710800
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:01.600	0.514124200	0.000001446	0.180879000	0.132216700	0.000375238	0.000067177	0.001683860	0.004421719	-0.180503800
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:01.666	0.515726500	0.000001332	0.171780400	0.140802100	0.000380060	0.000069548	0.001487699	0.004485785	-0.171400400
Car Comparison	29	Male	00:00:01.733	0.516039300	0.000001221	0.163115200	0.149355300	0.000383971	0.000071365	0.001370860	0.004596503	-0.162731300
				
			

Academic clients

As the world’s first Facial Coding platform, which has been developed for over 20 years, we are trusted by some of the world’s most prestigious organizations and research institutes.
FaceReader Integration

Combine FaceReader and FaceReader Online for even more benefits

In case you are interested in action units or more complex analysis (e.g. different calibration or summary options), you can re-analyze the FaceReader Online project in FaceReader. There is a smooth integration between the two tools. There is also a benefit to having the data available offline, for faster access and storing flexibility.

Lab studies allow a more controlled environment and therefore generally will give higher quality data (and higher frame rate). Even so, FaceReader Online still provides benefits in pre-testing the stimuli in a fast way without having to invite participants to the lab. Doing a pilot of the experimental setup can greatly reduce errors in your research protocol later on.
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Financial benefits

Tailored to meet the needs of academic research

Financial benefits

Based on whether you are doing mostly offline or online research there are financial benefits. FaceReader users with the most recent version can easily acquire testing minutes for the online platform. Contact your account manager to inquire about the best approach.

Remote lab bundles

The main benefit for Universities comes from remote lab bundles. They offer a high discount on analysis minutes and can be used by the whole lab. With unlimited user accounts, each scientist can manage their own research project. There are also user accounts to e.g. grant students limited access to projects.

Student projects

If you are a student, but your University has no account or experience with FaceReader, you can apply for a student project.
The possibilities are endless, are you ready to explore how you can make your research more efficient?

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