Facial expression recognition of 3D image using facial action coding system (FACS)

Hardianto Wibowo, Fachrunnisa Firdausi, Wildan Suharso, Wahyu Andhyka Kusuma, Dani Harmanto


Facial expression or mimic is one of the results of muscle motion on the face. In a large Indonesian dictionary, the expression is a disclosure or process of declaring, i.e. showing or expressing intentions, ideas of feelings and so on. Facial expression is affected by the cranial nerve VII or Nervus Facialis. In research conducted Paul Ekman got a standardization of expression in the format of a movement called the Facial Action Coding System (FACS). In his research, Paul Ekman said six basic expressions of happiness, sadness, shock, fear, anger, and disgust. In muscle anatomy, that every moving muscle must be contraction, and in the event of contraction, the muscle will expand or swell. Muscles are divided into three parts of origo and insersio as the tip of muscle and belli as the midpoint of the muscle, so any movement occurs then the muscle part belli will expand or swell. Data retrieval technique that is by recording data in 3D, any contraction occurs then the belli part of the muscle will swell and this data will be processed and compared. From this data processing will be obtained the maximum strength of contraction that will be used as a reference for the magnitude of expression made by the model. In the detection of expression is ecluidience distance by comparing the initial data with movement data. The result of this research is a detection of expression and the amount of expression that occurs. A conclusion of this research, we can reconstruction of facial expression detection using FACS, for the example the happiness expression using AU 6 and AU 12 and in this research AU 6 and AU 12 in area 1 and area 4, and in this area it so higher than the other.


3D image; facial recognition; FACS;

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12928/telkomnika.v17i2.9304

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