A bunch of folks at the Media Lab are working on a tiny little camera that one could wear as a prosthetic (connected to a hand-held computer). It would analyze facial expressions in order to tell if the user's target is feeling bored, irritated, etc.

The article says they plan on marketing the device to autistic kids, who often don't pick up on such little nuances. However, where this thing really needs to be tested is on dates and at poker tables.


Scott the Hobo said...

Maybe if we got one of these for Joe Cogan, he wouldn't flip out when Davesh takes the last Choco Taco.

jackdeuce said...

lmao. i can't believe we both remember that!