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Lenovo deploys emotion detection technology in virtual training solution


Applied Recognition’s emotion detection and analysis solution, Ver-ED, is powering the Emotions Insight feature in Lenovo’s new virtual training solution, AirClass, a comprehensive virtual training platform.

Emotion Insights estimates engagement by measuring eye state, level of attendee focus, as well as whether the attendee has a positive or negative disposition based on a spectrum of common emotions. The data is anonymously captured and aggregated across attendees to enable an instructor to assess the effectiveness of both their delivery and their material through a single graphical interface.

According to a company statement, Ver-ED is built on Applied Recognition’s face detection algorithm, FaceLocate, and has been trained for over a decade on hundreds of thousands of faces. Ver-ED maps the basic human emotions using advanced detection techniques and determines pose by tracking facial landmarks.

“We are very pleased to work with Lenovo Software to bring our emotion recognition solution to corporate training environments,” explained Don Waugh, co-CEO of Applied Recognition. “We see this as a first step in bringing advanced face detection and authentication technologies to the growing distance learning market.”

Ver-ED is available as a cross-platform SDK with support for PCs, Macs, iOS, and Android devices.

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