Computers can now read that poker face you are so proud of

Subject: General Tech | April 6, 2018 - 02:28 PM |
Tagged: AlterEgo, nifty

AlterEgo is a project from MIT to allow you to interface with a computer via neuromuscular face twitches, translating subtle movements into text.  You need to wear a sensor which looks a little like a confused facehugger that attached to your hear from the rear.  The headset uses bone conduction to detect sub-vocalized speach, you do not even need to move your mouth in order for your words to register.  The Register reports that AlterEgo has an an impressive 92% accuracy rate, good enough for use but with the possibility of some humorous results.  This will be a huge boon for those who lack the ability to speak as well as offering a way to interface with VR by removing the need for a keyboard to enter text.  Check it out here.

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"Boffins at MIT have developed a silent speech interface called AlterEgo that allows wearers to communicate via text translated from neuromuscular signals – tiny face twitches – without a visible tell."

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April 6, 2018 | 05:53 PM - Posted by James

“You need to wear a sensor which looks a little like a confused facehugger that attached to your hear from the rear.”

Here from the rear...

April 8, 2018 | 05:18 AM - Posted by Troooy (not verified)

"speach" "an an" "hear"


April 9, 2018 | 01:44 AM - Posted by Tantor (not verified)

Not as impressive as the recent software that can detect if someone is a homosexual from photographs. Next they will be able to tell if you like chocolate or vanilla from the curve of your eyebrow.

April 9, 2018 | 12:10 PM - Posted by RabidRaccoonWithDistemperToo (not verified)

Is that data obtained from facial features or is it taken from the clothing worn by said individuals.

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