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How To Index and Search a Video By Emotion 76

Posted by timothy
from the black-beauty-special dept.
robotsrule writes "Here's a a demonstration video of EmoRate, a software program that uses the Emotiv 14-electrode EEG headset to record your emotions via your facial expressions. In the video you'll see EmoRate record my emotions while I watch a YouTube video, then index that video by emotion, and then navigate that video by simply by remembering a feeling. The web page for EmoRate explains how I used Emotiv's SDK to build the software program, and how I trained the system by watching emotionally evocative videos on YouTube while wearing the headset."
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How To Index and Search a Video By Emotion

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  • by BitHive (578094) on Thursday August 26, 2010 @07:30PM (#33387686) Homepage

    If you want the raw EEG data, you have to buy emotiv's $10,000 SDK. I'll stick with my Neurosky headset for now.

  • by Kitkoan (1719118) on Thursday August 26, 2010 @07:38PM (#33387750)
    His test video he's watching is Sintel [blender.org] which is a free, open source CG movie soon to be finished.
  • by Kitkoan (1719118) on Thursday August 26, 2010 @07:46PM (#33387798)
    Sure, here is the download link for their previous movie, Big Buck Bunny [bigbuckbunny.org] where you can download the movie in multiple formats and video sizes, and at the bottom is the entire studio back up (over 200 gig) where you can download every part of the movie made and used.
  • by MrBandersnatch (544818) on Thursday August 26, 2010 @08:14PM (#33388002)

    Nonsense!

    The version to access EEG data is $750. They have a $500 developer version and a $299 consumer version - I don't even think they have a $10K product! As for Neurosky, do you mean that toy where you move the pong ball up and down? Sorry, genuinely interested since I hadn't thought they had done much beyond that.

  • by Idiomatick (976696) on Thursday August 26, 2010 @11:33PM (#33389050)
    Still completely fucking retarded. I was really excited about this product before it came out. Was a part of the forums. The they decided they would charge HEAVILY for the SDK to regular users. Who is their audience? People that want to toy with the thing. That is their ONLY audience until there are several thousand apps for the thing and when it is integrated into a bunch of games like the star wars mmo. And that will only happen if you have lots of developers. Which emotive is shitting on.

    They likely made 20-50 grand selling the dev kits. Where-as the starwars mmo having mind control in it would sell at least 1,000 headsets likely way way more. They would have to try to not sell an additional 500-1000 headsets if they opened the SDK.

    Explaining this obvious failure of business on the forums got me tossed then my post deleted. And now the old forums are gone. (When I explained it back then I was much more encouraging).

    Seriously, this thing was super hyped at release but if you google them or look their crap up on youtube they almost completely died within weeks of release. The forum has 2-3 active devs.

    So sad to see such a cool toy ruined by such a stupid stupid obvious business decision. :( That and proving that Balmer is smarter than you has to be embarrassing. DEVELOPERS!

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