Keio University scientists have developed a “neurocam” — a wearable camera system that detects emotions, based on an analysis of the user’s brainwaves.
The hardware is a combination of Neurosky’s Mind Wave Mobile and a customized brainwave sensor.
The algorithm is based on measures of “interest” and “like” developed by Professor Mitsukura and the neurowear team.
In the Future, we aim to make the device more Smaller, comfortable and Fashionable to Wear.
We Are Also Considering the Addition of a “manual mode” and automatic “effect function” on the software Side. The “manual mode” Will enable Emotion Tagging to Scenes, just Like GPS information or time Stamps That Are tagged to photos. The “effect function” Will Automatically overlay filters and Visual Effects on clips based on emotions.
We Also See Potential usage Cases for City planning, store and Development Are exploring Other possibilities. The “Neurocam” IS an Extraordinary experiment That challenges the way Future cameras CAN Evolve and How Humans May with InterAct Such Devices. The “Neurocam” Allows Humans emotions to Become integrated with Devices, and we See this as a totally new experience . We believe that in the future, home electronics, facilities, services will seamlessly merge “thought” and “emotions” with the human body as an emotional interface, such as what the “neurocam” sets out to achieve.
It aims to an independent camera part, to go to refine as a wearable device in the future. In addition to consumer products, is assumed urban design, also sensibility research use of store design, functions and (love, interest, drowsiness, concentration, stress) record can be, sensitivity sensitivity in the scene of any manual shooting function is developed with strength and type (effect and color filter is attached) like also is under consideration. as well as a future form of the camera, neurocam is a revolutionary attempt to change the relationship between human and machine in the future. Persons with a neurocam is integrated with the camera literally. It’s become part of the software that make up the shutter function is their brains. This is a very new experience. We believe in the future, a number of consumer electronics, many facilities, many services and becoming to the “emotional interface” become seamless and thinking body, and emotions as neurocam.
The users interests are quantified on a range of 0 to 100. The camera automatically records five-second clips of scenes when the interest value exceeds 60, with timestamp and location, and can be replayed later and shared socially on Facebook.
The researchers plan to make the device smaller, more comfortable, and fashionable to wear.
Subscribe to neurowear’s YouTube Channel and watch their demo/promo video on this not-so-futuristic tech HERE, via Kurzweil.net.