Jason Meyers and I submitted our project “EmotiGlass” as our entry in The Hackaday Prize 2018.
All augmented reality devices so far provide an interactive experience of the real-world environment that is enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information. In contrast, the EmotiGlass project explores ways in which a computer can modulate the user’s EMOTIONAL perception of reality. Our projects aims to develop the first “Modulated-Emotion Reality” device. EmotiGlass enables completely new applications in the field of augmented reality in which emotional biases can be manipulated by computer applications. Additionally, EmotiGlass has potential therapeutic applications as an aid to help control stress and anxiety.
To demonstrate and develop the EmotiGlass concept, a wearable prototype was designed and constructed. This open-source project was designed from the beginning to be easy to build using tools and materials widely available to makers and hobbyists. Full design files and detailed build instructions are available at the hackaday.io project page so that anyone can reproduce or extend the EmotiGlass design.
NOTE: The potential therapeutic applications for EmotiGlass have not been reviewed by FDA or any other regulatory agency.
A complete whitepaper is available at: EmotiGlass – v4.1 PUBLISHED –