The “Neurocam” is a wearable camera system that detects your emotions. It automatically records moments of interest based on an analysis of the users brainwaves.

This project has been created by Dentsu Inc. Communication Design Center. This neurowear project was presented at the DCEXPO 2014, last month in Tokyo, Japan. (refer to the previous post featured on Seishin)

Watch the product demo Here
(also featured at the top of the post)



How is it working?
The analytics algorithm is based on the sensitivity vales of “interest” and “like” developed by Professor Mitsukura of Keio University and was co-developed with the neurowear team especially for the neurocam. The users interests are quantified on a range of 0 to 100. The smartphone camera is triggered to automatically record and save 5 second GIF clips of scenes when the interest value exceeds 60. The scene is saved together with timestamp and location, and can be replayed in the album function. Scenes can also be taken manually under the “manual mode”. It can also be shared socially on Facebook.

The hardware is a combination of Neurosky’s Mind Wave Mobile and a new customized brainwave sensor with the newest BMD chip. It transforms the smartphone into a brainwave analysis device + camera with the smartphone screen displaying scenes of interest as they are being recorded.

Official description and future of such devices:
This is an extraordinary experiment that challenges the way future cameras can evolve and how humans may interact with such devices. The “neurocam” allows humans emotions to become integrated with devices, and we see this as a totally new experience. We believe that in the future, home electronics, facilities, services will seamlessly merge “thought” and “emotions” with the human body as an emotional interface, such as what the “neurocam” sets out to achieve.

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Find more about the project Here

Image credits: Neurowear
Sources: DCEXPO 2014, Neurowear