Facial expression technology startup Emotient raises $6 million
Emotient, a San Diego based startup that focuses on facial expression recognition, has raised $6 million in funding. The company is now working on building “glassware” for Google Glass that focuses on sentiment analysis as it reads people through the camera of the device.
This round of funding was led by Seth Neiman (former general partner at Crosspoint Venture Partners). Previous investor Intel Capital also participated in this round. Emotient has raised a total of $8 million to date thus far.
Emotient detects and tracks seven expressions – joy, surprise, anger, fear, disgust, contempt, and sadness. The technology can track 19 different basic muscle movements and detect advanced emotions like frustration and confusion.