Simon Dogger

Emotion Whisperer.

A raised eyebrow, a cautious smile, a daring glance: facial expressions reveal a lot about someone’s feelings. But what if you cannot see them? 

After losing his sight, Simon Dogger found this a huge loss of quality in communication.

His Emotion Whisperer’ is a subtle tool that can prompt the visually impaired with the body language they’re otherwise missing out on. It comes with a pair of camera glasses that sends images of conversation partners to an emotion recognition app.

These are analysed and translated into a sensory signal: emotions like attention, surprise or happiness are felt by a specific vibration of the small device in the palm of your hand. You can actually feel someone smiling.

He will be speaking as part of Design Indaba Conference 2018's Global Grads. Book your conference ticket.