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07/12/2011

Glasses to interpret facial expressions

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    The idea is to develop a pair of glasses able to decipher facial expressions and transmit the meaning to the wearer. This might help people suffering from Autism to better relate to others.
    The glasses will be made up of a tiny camera which will interface with a computer the size of a deck of playing cards. The camera will be able to track and transmit information about 24 points on the face, then send the information to the computer for comparison with a set of well-defined expressions. Information on the expression will either be detailed on a computer or spoken into the wearer's ear. The glasses will also include a simple light that will flash green for positive emotions and red for negative.
    The glasses are supposed to help autistic people improve their social skills, with an improvement that persists even after the glasses are removed.
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