VicarVision at FG2015 in Ljubljana

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Slovenia is the place to be this week!

The IEEE conference series on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG2015), the premier international forum for research in image and video-based face, gesture, and body movement recognition is in Ljubljana and so is VicarVision.

VicarVision will present two different demo’s: FaceSwap and Expression to Avatar Animation, and a paper on Action Unit recognition using Deep Learning.


FaceSwap uses the Active Apearance Model (AAM) to swap the face of another person, this way you can become anyone you want. This information can be retreived from an image, video and real-time. The realistic real-time blend of FaceSwap would even fool yourself!

Expression to Avatar Animation

Using the AAM based technique you can see an avatar mimic your facial expressions, real-time! You can change the avatar at the press of a button. With only a standard webcam you can use this system in gaming, entertainment or video conferencing.

Contact us if you want to know more about these applications!

FaceReader in Katja’s Bodyscan!

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Monday! A lovely day to start with a nice and informative (Dutch) video about taste and flavour!

Why do kids love certain flavours and dislike others? Before answering these questions Katja Schuurman had her taste and preferences tested in the ‘Restaurant of the future’ in Wageningen, which also features FaceReader.

FaceReader was used in combination with galvanic skin response sensors and a heart rate monitor to test Katjas food preference. These measures confirmed a natural dislike for sour and bitter also in Katjas preferences and dislikes.

You can click here if you want to see the whole episode yourself and of course after about 1:45 FaceReader!

Are you interested in using FaceReader for your flavour research? Just send us an e-mail or give us a call at 0031 (0) 20 5300333.

Claire 1.0, The Virtual Shop Assistant, Demo video online.

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VicarVision is very proud to present: Claire 1.0, the virtual shop assistant!

Claire 1.0 greets, compliments, and offers you products based on your

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Facial features: glasses, beard

Claire 1.0 maintains eye contact and draws you in with a comforting voice. After this, she shows you multiple advertisements. Claire 1.0 calculates your head orientation in order to decide your prefered product. She then guides you to the shop with the product you are looking for.

Claire 1.0 combines Kinect 2.0, FaceReader 6.0, dialog systems, realistic facial expression animations and a multi-language speech generation module.

This demo shows the state of the art technologies which VicarVision develops. If you are interested in a custom made virtual shopping assistant in your retail environment, please contact us at: or

Click here to read the previous blog about Claire 1.0

Seminar – Measuring Emotions

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Haarlem and VicarVision are strengthening the ties, not only do we have a mood mirror in de Hallen and
Claire 1.0 in shopping mall Schalkwijk.

You can now also visit us in Haarlem during the Seminar – Measuring Emotions also located at Frans Hals museum | de Hallen.

VicarVision and Noldus Information technologies will give both users and non-users the opportunity to meet and greet developers, reseachers and practicioners who are interested in measuring emotions using the FaceReader.

Click here to proceed to the Noldus website for more information.

Claire 1.0 in shopping mall Schalkwijk, Haarlem

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We are very proud to present: Claire 1.0!

Claire 1.0 is our virtual shopping assistant and you can find her in shopping mall Schalkwijk in Haarlem. Instead of common ads and billboards, Claire can recognize basic characteristics of the person watching her and present a custom-made ad experience!

The pilot will run for two weeks, after this we will evaluate and possibly extend the period that Claire can assist you with shopping in Schalkwijk

If you are interested in your own Claire, Tom or Emma, in your shopping mall or (department) store, just contact us with your desires and we will grant your wishes!