This technology allows software to “read” the emotions on a human face using advanced image processing or audio data processing....
We are now at the point where we can capture “micro-expressions,” or subtle body language cues, and vocal intonation that betrays a person’s feelings.
Developing this technology in the healthcare environment could be groundbreaking in monitoring and understanding stress and anxiety issues.
There are increasing numbers of startups working in this area.
Beyond Verbal analyzes audio inputs to describe a person’s character traits, including how positive, how excited, angry or moody they are. nViso uses emotion video analytics to inspire new product ideas, identify upgrades and enhance the consumer experience. And Affectiva’s Emotion AI is used in the gaming, automotive, robotics, education, healthcare industries, and other fields, to apply facial coding and emotion analytics from face and voice data.