We get that sometimes you’d rather not be on webcam during a conference call. Maybe you’re embarrassed because your home is messy, or maybe you just want a modicum of privacy, but sometimes, having face-to-face conversations is better because you can see a person’s facial expression and make the call feel a bit more personal.
However, thanks to the researchers at Cornell University, they have created a pair of earphones that when worn, seems to be capable of tracking your facial expressions. This means that in theory, you could create a digital avatar to be used in a game or a video call to represent you, in which the avatar can then mimic the facial expressions that you give off.
Dubbed C-Face, these earphones can detect facial expressions based on the muscles you move in your face. The earphones will consist of two RGB cameras that capture red and green