The FaceSense prototype, from C-Lab, is capable of reading electrical signals and detecting movements of our face and eyes to offer greater accessibility in virtual reality.
Samsung C-Lab, the South Korean company’s in-house incubation program, has presented FaceSense, a prototype that allows interaction in virtual reality by tracking the movements of the user’s face, such as his facial muscles and the movements of our eyes. The objective pursued by C-Lab with FaceSense is to make virtual reality more accessible and that it is not necessary to use our hands, opening the door to people with disabilities. For its operation, the viewer integrates in the surface that makes contact with our face, electrodes that allow obtaining biometric data.
FaceSense records the electrical signals that are generated every time we change our expression or direct our gaze. These biometric signals are used as input for navigation, in order to offer an interaction with intuitive movements and simple voice commands, which allow functions such as returning to the start or exiting an application, instead of using physical controls. The startup has been showing off FaceSense at the recent VRLA Expo, and is confident that this technology will allow more people to enjoy virtual reality.