Researchers have developed a spectrum of products that can be used in places of security. Computers are now moved on from the traditional mouse and keyboard scheme of doing things, to becoming touch sensitive and intuitive.
Now the European Union funded Miauce project seeks to do just that. Miauce is expanded as Multi-modal interactions analysis and exploration of Users within a controlled environment. The project aims to develop technologies that adjudicate behavior patterns of people in commercial places.
A lot of factors will be taken into consideration. Some of them are how a person looks at things. A gazing time is taken from the person’s eyeball movements. Body movements are scrutinized closely to see any irregular patterns. The applications developed will not just be used for security; they will also be used in marketing activities as well.
To do all this computers have to have a kind of all-enveloping intelligence. Multiple points will be used to make it multimodal. What this means is that a person or group will be monitored from multiple points, and the data will be integrated, aggregated and analyzed against a database that stores pre-fed patterns.
Talking about security, surveillance cameras can be retro-fitted with this kind of technology. Surveillance cameras just stream data from a location to a centralized place. Now with an intelligent computer providing the body-language analysis, surveillance will become more intelligible. Computer scientists have an arduous task indeed of analyzing patterns derived from surveillance cameras.
In marketing, this technology can be used to detect a person’s buying pattern in a store or a supermarket. This includes how a person moves around in a store amongst other things. Computers with this technology will make assessments on the likes and dislikes of the customer. A lot of other data can be derived as well. Using these data marketers can be more proactive in their marketing efforts. Truly, body-language detecting computers have a bright future ahead in various aspects of everyday life.