Vehicle operator emotion management system and method

  • US 10,593,182 B1
  • Filed: 10/03/2018
  • Issued: 03/17/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/07/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for managing an emotional state of a vehicle operator of a vehicle, comprising:

  • collecting, by one or more physiological sensors within the vehicle, sensor data regarding one or more physiological states of the vehicle operator;

    calculating, by one or more processors, at least one impairment indicator score using the sensor data, wherein the at least one impairment indicator score indicates an extent of vehicle operator deviation from a normal emotional state with respect to a physiological metric;

    when the vehicle operator is in an impaired emotional state based upon the at least one impairment indicator score, selecting, by one or more processors, one or more musical stimuli to improve the emotional state of the vehicle operator based upon a user profile associated with the vehicle operator; and

    when a sound component of the vehicle is detected to be available, causing, by controlling the sound component within the vehicle and while the vehicle operator is in the impaired emotional state, the one or more musical stimuli to be played to the user to improve the emotional state of the vehicle operator.

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