The Affective Computing Research Group is currently working on computers that can understand facial expressions and provide pathway to feelings like confusion, fondness or disliking. Similar to Devices, such as electronic ornaments, that can read stress or excitement by assessing smallest changes in the panic level.
Rana El Kaliouby, concerned research scientist says that "Emotion measurement technology will be soon everywhere, it will let populace to communicate in new different ways. It's a kind of very polished version, which resembles button on Face book."
The functions of this technology are wide ranging. Medically, it could help people with autism spectrum disorders to interpret emotions; commercially, it could be used to assess advertisers by tracking audience emotional response. Developers also say it could have significant repercussions for collective movements like the Egyptian revolution.
Working mechanism of the said machine and its future significance was elaborated by the Affective Computing research group to the media personnel.