Remember the Emotiv Systems Brain Controller headset I posted about the other day? Well here is a video of a prototype in action. Its nothing amazing until about the 2 minute mark when they demonstrate how it can read emotions and replicate those emotions in simple animated face.
A major symptom of autism is the inability to read facial expressions and other people’s emotions. Teaching this and other social skills can be very time consuming, requiring intensive one-on-one training. There are books that aim to help but emotions are dynamic so any book based training system is problematic. With the Emotiv Systems headset, the possibility of an effective, responsive training system come ever closer. Combine the brain sensing headset with the work of Paul Ekman and there is the potential for a ground-breaking, world changing product.