This app knows how you feel — from the look on your face

Publication Title
Publication/Creation Date
May 2 2015
Rana El Kaliouby (creator)
Affectiva (creator)
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) (contributor)
MIT Media Lab (contributor)
Media Type
Smartphone App
Persuasive Intent
Our emotions influence every aspect of our lives -- how we learn, how we communicate, how we make decisions. Yet they’re absent from our digital lives; the devices and apps we interact with have no way of knowing how we feel. Scientist Rana el Kaliouby aims to change that. She demos a powerful new technology that reads your facial expressions and matches them to corresponding emotions. This “emotion engine” has big implications, she says, and could change not just how we interact with machines -- but with each other.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Eye, Face, Not On The Body
Marketing Keywords
TED Talks, Affectiva, IPad