Which Politicians Have the Most Face-Time in Election Time?

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It is hard to miss: Dutch elections are on their way. In times of elections, it is crucial for politicians to get enough screen time. Which politician succeeds the most? VicarVision and Media Distillery worked together to answer this question!

With the newly developed tool LijstTracker, you can view the amount of minutes that each leader of a Party (in Dutch “lijsttrekker”) has been on television. The automatic facial recognition tools developed by VicarVision can recognise each politician in moving images. Whenever a politician appears on a television program, LijstTracker records the amount of time their face is visible.

Your facial expressions show what sex position you prefer

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In the new spicy tv-show “Goedele On Top“, sexologist Goedele Liekens helps couples to improve their sex life. The day-to-day life takes up all their time and sleeping is the only thing that happens in the bedroom. Goedele takes couples to her sexlab and investigates their “love language”.

In the sexlab she uses eyetracking and FaceReader to measure responses to pornographic videos and different sexual topics. Which imaginable sex location makes the woman happy? On the hood of a car or in the swimming pool? Does a golden shower evoke disgust or lust? Based on the results of these tests Goedele gives them advice on how to spice up their sex life. In the first episode (aired on Valentine’s Day), Goedele got the guy excited for foreplay and the couple rediscovered their mutual sex language.

Are you interested in how your partner will respond to the idea of, for example, sex in the pool? Take a picture and insert it in the FaceReader online demo! For some more inspiration, tune in for the next episode of Goedele On Top every Tuesday at 21:30 on RTL 5.

VicarVision – New York Empathy Calculator

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We finished our project for UpWorthy to develop an empathy calculator in New York City!
For a demo click the image below!
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Some interesting statistics:
+ There were 141 participants in total, 57% Female, 43% Male
+ Women registered significantly higher empathy scores overall vs. men: 86 vs. 81
+ As a group, young females had the highest avg empathy scores: Female 25-34 avg: 88; Female 35-44 avg: 86
+ By comparison…Male 25-34 avg: 83; Male 35-44 avg: 77
+ The avg. empathy of Married was slightly higher than Singles: 85 vs 83 respectively
+ The avg. empathy of Parents was significantly higher than Non-Parents: 87 vs 81 respectively

Follow your favorite Olympic athletes with www.RioRadar.nl

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Do you want to know which Dutch athlete gets the most attention? Or just easily track your favorites in Rio? With RioRadar.nl you can!


Media Distillery, Spraaklab, TNO and VicarVision have developed technology to analyze faces, voices and subtitles in real time to make targeted search in online video possible! This innovation was supported by the SIDN fonds.

Enter your favorite’s name in the search bar or stroll through the database of all Dutch athletes participating in Rio 2016. RioRadar shows the number of minutes your favorite athlete is visible or mentioned online.

Media Distillery is the technical force behind the audio search tool for the Dutch Business News Radio: http://audiozoeken.bnr.nl/. This tool makes all BNR newsradio fragments searchable in real time, thanks to Media Distillery’s speech to text technology. Combining their expertise with VicarVision’s and other partners’, brings us at the dawn of a new search era.

Would you like to read more? Check out these nice articles from Marketingtribune.nl and Nederlandsmedianieuws.nl!

FaceReader 7 released!

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To quote one of our main developers:

“Don’t settle for less, get the latest and greatest and fastest!”

FaceReader™ 7 is the premier professional software for automatic analysis of the basic facial expressions (happy, sad, scared, disgusted, surprised, angry, neutral, and contempt). With the new Deep Face Model, FaceReader is now able to analyze expressions under more challenging circumstances, even when parts of the face are hidden.

The software can now also estimate the heart rate of the participant by means of remote photoplethysmography (RPPG). This technique measures the small changes in color caused by changes in blood volume under the skin epidermis with just a normal webcam. This add-on module can give you additional information about arousal and offers better insights into the mental state of a participant.

Read more about the new features of FaceReader 7!

And if you want to make really cool applications with the newest version, just give us a call!