Google Glass App Reads Emotions, May Benefit Some with Autism

The app allows users to identify a person(s)’s level of emotion, gender and age.

August 28, 2014

(August 28, 2014) – Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute is working on bringing facial recognition to Google Glass. Researchers are working on creating an app for the wearable electronic device that allows users to identify a person(s)’s level of emotion. It also estimates gender and age.

The software is being called SHORE (Sophisticated High-Speed Object Recognition). This technology could potentially be useful for some individuals on the autism spectrum who have difficulty interpreting emotions.

Google will give a keynote address on technology and autism at the 7th annual World Focus on Autism hosted by the UN and Autism Speaks. The event will be live streamed on September 25 starting at 9 a.m. on

Watch a demonstration of the SHORE technology in the video below.

Read more at Gizmag here or get the Fraunhofer press release here.

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