Citation Author(s):
De Oliveira
Submitted by:
Rita Meziati Sabour
Last updated:
Mon, 03/22/2021 - 16:37
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The UBFC-Phys dataset is a public multimodal dataset dedicated to psychophysiological studies. 56 participants followed a three-step experience where they lived social stress through a rest task T1, a speech task T2 and an arithmetic task T3. During the experience, the participants were filmed and were wearing a wristband that measured their Blood Volume Pulse (BVP) and ElectroDermal Activity (EDA) signals. Before the experience started and once it finished, the participants filled a form allowing to compute their self-reported anxiety scores. The dataset contains video recordings and BVP / EDA signals of participants measured during the three tasks, as well as their anxiety scores computed before and after the experience sessions.


Please find more details about the UBFC-Phys dataset's organization in the READ_ME file.

If you use this dataset, please cite the following paper:


R. Meziati Sabour, Y. Benezeth, P. De Oliveira, J. Chappé, F. Yang. "UBFC-Phys: A Multimodal Database For Psychophysiological Studies Of Social Stress", IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, 2021.



Submitted by Vaidic Joshi on Sun, 05/02/2021 - 12:19

Hi, I am trying to download the dataset from terminal line. I am using:
wget --password "my_password" --user "my_email_used_as_username" "link_scraped_from_this_page"
And I get the following error:
--2021-06-08 11:30:28-- http://ieeeieee85&/
Resolving ieeeieee85& (ieeeieee85&)...
Connecting to ieeeieee85& (ieeeieee85&)||:80... failed: Connection refused.
--2021-06-08 11:30:28-- https://ieee-dataport.s3.amazonaws.com/open/49099/s1.zip?response-conten...
Resolving ieee-dataport.s3.amazonaws.com (ieee-dataport.s3.amazonaws.com)...
Connecting to ieee-dataport.s3.amazonaws.com (ieee-dataport.s3.amazonaws.com)||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 403 Forbidden
2021-06-08 11:30:29 ERROR 403: Forbidden.

Do you have any suggestions/insights?

Thank you!

Submitted by Camilla Penzo on Tue, 06/08/2021 - 05:33

Dear Camilla,
I guess you have to download the dataset manually, file by file !

Best regards

Submitted by Yannick Benezeth on Wed, 09/01/2021 - 09:59

wget -r -l

Submitted by John O'Donovan on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 17:35
Submitted by John O'Donovan on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 17:43
Submitted by John O'Donovan on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 17:43

Dear UBFC-PHYS team, Thanks much for making your datasets publicly available. I found that there is no sound in each of the video files. I am not sure if I need to use specific software to watch them. Or did you intend to protect individual privacy by removing the audio portion? Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks again!

Submitted by Chi-Ning Chang on Wed, 10/13/2021 - 14:05

Yes indeed, we did not record the audio to protect the privacy of the participants. Thank you for your understanding.

Submitted by Yannick Benezeth on Thu, 10/14/2021 - 00:25

Dear UBFC-PHYS team, I very appreciate it that you provide this database for us.

Submitted by fanyi yang on Sun, 04/10/2022 - 05:05

Thx for the data.

Submitted by Resit Kadir on Fri, 10/28/2022 - 14:32

I tested PURE, UBFC2, COFACE, and UBFC-Phys with mtts-can, 3dresnet and physnet model using rPPG-TOOLBOX(https://github.com/ubicomplab/rPPG-Toolbox) and pyVHR(https://github.com/phuselab/pyVHR), SLF-RMP(https://github.com/Dylan-H-Wang/SLF-RPM).
Only models trained with ubfc-phys give bad results. (overfitting the training data set and failing a valid set)
I used s50~s56 as a valid set and trained with other videos.
I tried both cases with only t1 video and t1~t3 videos.
Does anyone have any idea?

Submitted by Yeo Chan Yoon on Sun, 11/13/2022 - 08:14

Downloading data is really super slow!

Submitted by Keke Qin on Fri, 03/17/2023 - 01:42

Thank you very much for this valuable dataset. I have two questions:
1. Some videos include subjects pressing the wristband button. Does this mean that the data was recorded after subjects pressed the button? Or is all the data recorded from the first frame of the video?
2. The T3 video in folder 's40' is named 'vid_s41_T3'. I think maybe it's a mistyping?

Submitted by Shuo Li on Sat, 07/01/2023 - 11:56

Dataset Files

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