If no one can see you smile in virtual reality (VR), did it really happen?
A research team at Cornell University has developed a device that can be worn as a necklace and tracks facial expressions. The NeckFace uses infrared cameras to capture images of the chin and face from beneath the neck. It’s part of a growing wave of innovations aimed at capturing and expressing emotions in VR.
“Current VR implementations have advantages and disadvantages versus other remote communication forms like webcams,” Devon Copley, the CEO of VR company Avatour, told Lifewire in an email interview.