New software will be able to look at you and determine your level of pain

Software Can Read Pain By Analyzing Human Expressions

Science fiction is becoming simply science -- robots may soon be able to know exactly how you're feeling.

Researchers from UC San Diego School of Medicine have developed software that can detect pain levels by looking at facial expressions. According to an article, published in the journal "Pediatrics," researchers came up with a computer vision algorithm that recognizes levels of un-comfort by analyzing the expressions of the brow, eyes, lips, and jaw. It seems like the song, "If You're Happy and You Know It" has a whole new meaning!

Below is example of a child's facial expressions of pain from the study, illustrating many of the core facial actions observed in pain.


As Engadget reports, the technology could be used in the future at hospitals - where nurses could tell if a patient needs more pain medication after surgery.

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