Computer and electronic enthusiasts searching for a project to keep them busy this weekend, may be interested in a new device called EmotiGlass, that allows a computer to change a user’s emotional perception of reality.
“Does the sight of a dog make you happy or fearful? Are you comfortable around people of other races? We commonly think that the emotions aroused by events around us are the results of our biases and prior experiences. This is very true, but there is much more than meets the eye when it comes to understanding the way in which our brains attach emotional content to our perceptions.
We develop implantable cardiac medical devices for a living, and a few months ago, we came across an interesting journal article that caught our curiosity. In this paper [Azevedo, et al. 2017], researchers from the University of London and their colleagues showed that presenting an image at different periods of the cardiac cycle would cause changes in the way that subjects would emotionally perceive that image.
All augmented reality devices so far provide an interactive experience of the real-world environment that is enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information. In contrast, the EmotiGlass project explores ways in which a computer can modulate the user’s EMOTIONAL perception of reality. Our projects aims to develop the first “Modulated-Emotion Reality” device. EmotiGlass enables completely new applications in the field of augmented reality in which emotional biases can be manipulated by computer applications. Additionally, EmotiGlass has therapeutic applications as an aid to help control stress and anxiety. “
For more details on the interesting project by David Prutchi and Jason Meyers Jump over to the Hackaday website by following the link below.
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