Empathic art

Tony Smith writes for The Register:

“British boffins have built a digital picture frame that adapts its image to suit the mood of the viewer. Dubbed ’empathic art’, the interactive image responds visually to eight distinct facial expressions.


Created by a team from the UK’s University of Bath computer science department with the help of workers from the Boston University – Massachusetts not Lincolnshire – the rig pairs an LCD panel with a webcam trained on the viewer’s face. Software extrapolates the viewer’s expression, and matches it against a series of facial patterns to yield two scores: pleasure and arousal.”