A joint deep neural network model for pain recognition from face

Ghazal Bargshady, Jeffrey Soar, Xujuan Zhou, Ravinesh C. Deo, Frank Whittaker, Hua Wang

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Abstract

Pain is a primary symptom of diseases and an indicator of a patients’ health status. Effective management of pain is important for patient treatment and well-being. There are some traditional self-reported methods for pain assessment, and automatic pain detection systems using facial expressions are developing rapidly; these offer the potential for more efficient, convenient and cost-effective pain management. In this paper, a joint deep neural network model is proposed to classify pain intensity in four categories from facial images. This study used two different Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN), which were pre-trained with Visual Geometric Group Face Convolutional Neural Network (VGGFace CNN) and then joined together as a network to estimate pain intensity levels. The UNBC-McMaster Shoulder Pain database was used to train and test the proposed algorithm. As a contribution to knowledge, this paper provides new information regarding the performance of a hybrid, joint deep learning algorithm for pain multi-classification in facial images.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 4th International Conference on Computer and Communication Systems, ICCCS 2019
EditorsYang Xiao, Nobuo Funabiki
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages52-56
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728113227
ISBN (Print)9781728113234
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event4th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Communication Systems, ICCCS 2019 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 23 Feb 201925 Feb 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE 4th International Conference on Computer and Communication Systems, ICCCS 2019

Conference

Conference4th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Communication Systems, ICCCS 2019
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period23/02/1925/02/19

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