Researchers Map Emotions With a Biometric Face ‘Tattoo’

Researchers Map Emotions With a Biometric Face ‘Tattoo’


  • Hanein sees the device may used in focus groups to map how participants respond to advertisements, entertainment, and products.
  • The temporary, electronic “tattoo,” developed by a team of scientists at Tel Aviv University’s Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, sticks to skin and uses a carbon electrode and a conductive polymer to measure biometric signals for hours.
  • By mapping facial expressions, the electronic tattoo could help identify warning signs that an employee is distressed or unsuited for a particular task.
  • When worn on the face, the electrodes are sensitive enough to record variations in muscle activity, which can identify expressions and even emotions, according to a paper published last month in the journal Scientific Report.
  • An electronic face ‘tattoo’ can biometrically map your mood swings

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