Facial expressions recognized by FaceReader can be accessed in real time by other applications, making the program an ideal tool for research on affective computing and the design of adaptive interfaces. A FaceReader Application Programming Interface (API) has been developed to serve as an interface between different software programs and facilitate integration, even if the program runs on another computer in the network. In other words, it allows other software programs to respond instantly to the emotional state of the participant. Recently, the API has been updated and includes a number of great enhancements, such as a real-time export of both the detailed and state log data, receive and send markers, export coordinates of key points, export image quality, and more!
API in action
Configure an experiment any way you want. For example, in gaming research - when a test participant shows severe anger, a cooling down session in a game level starts automatically. Or, in market research, is your test participant smiling? When using the API, a questionnaire can be activated automatically.
Using the Project Analysis Module, you can trigger event markers in FaceReader. By combining the API with this module, you can ask FaceReader to add event markers during the analysis, such as ‘start game’ to enable quick and efficient analysis of your experiments. Or synchronize the start of a commercial with a marker in FaceReader. Working with such an integrated solution will save you time which would otherwise be spent on manually copying information from one to another program.