Emotion recognition experts Emteq appeared on BBC Click this weekend, discussing how their technology can be used to help facial palsy patients re-train their muscles following recontructing surgery.
The video sees journalist Bethan Robertson-Smith use the technology, which she described as allowing her to “see what [her] smile actually looks like”, for the first time since her accident.
It also features George Dowell, owner of Worthing Football Club. Dowell played for the club before a car accident left him paralysed from the chest down; he later decided to buy the club in 2015. Dowell trialled the technology that allowed him to control the keyboard options using a wink or a smile. He described the technology as making his day-to-day life easier, as a lot of his work involves using computers.
The feature on BBC Click comes after Emteq received substantial funding earlier in 2017.
You can watch the video here.
Emteq Labs facial sensing platform provides expression and emotion recognition and analysis for researchers, content creators and consumers in virtual reality and med-tech.