A new Google Glass application has been unveiled this week called Emotient which has been specifically designed for use with Google’s new Google Glass eyewear.
Emotient has been designed to use the camera within Google Glass to identify and process facial expressions and provide the wearer of the Google Glass an emotional read-out of whoever they maybe looking at.
Emotient is capable of measuring overall sentiment i.e. positive, negative or neutral, as well as primary emotions such as joy, surprise, sadness, fear, disgust, contempt and anger, together with more advanced emotions like frustration and confusion.
The new technology is still in its development stage and is currently only open to private beta users, and recently secured an additional $6 million in funding to carry on its development. Its creators explains a little more about the new Google Glass application.
“Emotient is the leading authority in facial expression analysis. Emotient’s software translates facial expressions into actionable information, thereby enabling companies to develop emotion-aware technologies and to create new levels of customer engagement, research, and analysis.
Emotient foresees that its Sentiment Analysis Glassware could be used by retailers to improve the understanding of aggregate customer sentiment, which may be particularly useful in measuring store performance, and therefore managing product and advertising/promotions, as well as customer satisfaction.”
For more information on the new Emotient Google Glass app jump over to the Emotient website for more details.