Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany have developed a Google Glass app that uses emotion-detecting technology to carry out facial recognition. The app uses SHORE (Sophisticated High-Speed Object Recognition) software, initially developed to aid communication for people with disabilities.
The SHORE technology contains a database of over 10,000 faces. It can gauge emotions such as happiness, sadness, anger and surprise and display this information on a screen. It can also estimate gender and age, a feature that could have wide-ranging applications in market research and gaming. It could also have important applications for people with communicative disorders like autism.
The Fraunhofer Google Glass app has been tested through the Google Glass Explorer Program, but a launch date for the app has not yet be set.