Google Glass app brings emotional awareness to wearer
A new Glassware app for Google's wearable Glass can bring a sense of emotional awareness to its users. The Sophisticated High-Speed Recognition Engine, or SHORE, app is able to analyze a person's face and tell the wearer about the gender, approximate age, and mood of the person they're looking at. Though this analysis may appear simple to the average person, it could come in handy for those who are on the autism spectrum and may have difficulties in recognizing and identifying varying human emotions.
The app is currently developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits and the Institute says that no data is ever sent to the cloud so privacy issue shouldn't be a concern.
While the app could be of benefit to those diagnosed with autism, Fraunhofer currently has not announced any plans to release or commercialize the app, so we'll see if SHORE will ever hit the market.
Is the SHORE app something that you think will be of use to society?