A new prototype Google Glass app from Emotient, a San Diego based startup, is designed for reading specific emotions and facial cues through Glass’s camera. Any face that passes into a Glass wearer’s field of view can be recognized, and the app is able to recognize general sentiment, such as positive, negative, or neutral, and different emotions ranging from simple emotions like joy, surprise, sadness, fear, to more complex emotions like frustration and confusion.
The app doesn’t record or send off any information it interprets, so there isn’t much of a privacy concern here. Emotient said a prime example of how its app could be used would be in a retail environment, where a store could gauge guest’s emotions and reactions to find pain points in their retail experience, or to help employees who aren’t great at picking up on social cues.
The idea behind this app seems a little crazy, but at the same time, it’s amazing how advanced Google Glass can really be.
source: PC Magazine