Tuesday, April 11, 2006

MIT group develops 'mind-reading' device (Article)

CNet News.com reports: "Three researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed a device that 'reads minds' and alerts wearer's to the emotional state of the person they're conversing with."

The device is known as a Emotional Social Intelligence Prosthetic (ESIP), is based on an OQO handheld, a tiny wearable video camera, an earphone, and a small vibrating apparatus. The device doesn't read minds, but it does read and analyze the facial expressions and nonverbal cues of other people. The researchers are hoping their ESIP will help people with autism with their social interactions, because they'll be better able to interpret social cues.
Post a Comment