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Emotient Named a "Cool Vendor" by Leading Analyst Firm Gartner

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SOURCE Emotient, Inc.

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SAN DIEGO, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emotient, the leading provider of facial expression recognition data and analysis, today announced it has been included in the "Cool Vendors in Human-Machine Interface 2014[1]" report by Gartner, Inc.

"We are excited to be included as one of Gartner's Cool Vendors for 2014," said Ken Denman, President and CEO, Emotient. "We believe it affirms our leadership and innovation in automating the understanding of human behavior through facial expression recognition. Our software is uniquely designed to enable retailers and healthcare companies to understand and respond to emotional responses, as well as report sentiment, interest and engagement, in real-time."

Retail & Healthcare Focus

Emotient is focused on delivering its emotion recognition and sentiment analysis software to Global 2000 customers in the retail and healthcare markets. In retail, the software can detect and track aggregate consumer sentiment via automated facial expression analysis – for in-store retail environments (digital signage, interactive kiosks, intelligent vending machines and point of sale); e-commerce and market research.  In healthcare, Emotient's technology provides the ability to more deeply understand human behavior and discover actionable insights that enhance the quality of patient care. Emotient's technology can be deployed in any hospital, pharmacy or clinical setting where cameras may be present and appropriate.

Emotient's software is designed to help businesses deliver better products, enhance the user experience and improve patient care. Emotient provides access to critical emotion insights, processing anonymous facial expressions of individuals and groups; the software does not store video or images.  Emotient detects and measures seven facial expressions of primary emotion (joy, surprise, sadness, anger, fear, disgust and contempt); overall sentiments (positive, negative, and neutral), advanced emotions (frustration and confusion) and 19 Facial Action Units (elementary facial muscle movements). The Emotient system sets the industry standard for accuracy, with the highly precise ability to detect single-frame microexpressions of emotions. 

About Emotient – Emotion Recognition Technology (www.emotient.com)

Emotient, Inc., is the leading authority in facial expression analysis. Emotient's software translates facial expressions into actionable information, thereby enabling companies to develop emotion-aware technologies and to create new levels of customer engagement, research, and analysis. Emotient's facial expression technology is currently available as an API for Global 2000 companies within consumer packaged goods, retail, healthcare, education and other industries.

Emotient was founded by a team of six Ph.D.s from the University of California, San Diego, who are the foremost experts in applying machine learning, computer vision and cognitive science to facial behavioral analysis. Its proprietary technology sets the industry standard for accuracy and real-time delivery of facial expression data and analysis. For more information on Emotient, please visit www.emotient.com.


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[1] Gartner "Cool Vendors in Human-Machine Interface, 2014" by Adib Carl Ghubril, Tuong Huy Nguyen, Anshul Gupta, Brian Blau, April 22, 2014

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