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  • Sightcorp demo_Frans Hals Museum
  • Sightcorp demo_Frans Hals Museum
  • Sightcorp demo_Frans Hals Museum
  • Sightcorp demo_Frans Hals Museum
  • Sightcorp demo_Frans Hals Museum
  • Sightcorp demo_Frans Hals Museum
Client: Frans Hals Museum
Skill: Emotion Recognition, Interactive Art, Creative Industries

An interactive application from Sightcorp can be found at Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, Netherlands, until 15th of February 2015. This application uses the emotion recognition technology from Sightcorp to measure how well users can mimic the facial expressions portrayed in well-known paintings.

The Application
The exposition “Emoties” is dedicated to the paintings from the Dutch Golden Age (16th and 17th century), in which Dutch Old Masters like Rembrandt were focused on portraying the facial expressions and moods of people from past and contemporary life in the Netherlands.
The application from Sightcorp is located in the Emolab room and offers visitors the opportunity to play with their emotions while trying to simulate the facial expressions portrayed in different famous paintings which are shown on the screen. The webcam detects the person who is in front of the screen, measuring the intensity of each facial expression and how close it matches with the one represented in each painting.
This project was developed together with the University of Amsterdam and the Frans Hals Museum, as a creative intersection of technology and arts.

The contribution of Sightcorp technologies
Frans Hals Museum is using the technologies from Sightcorp in order to offer their visitors a creative way to interact and engage with artworks. Our Emotion Recognition Technology makes it possible to detect faces and analyze the visitors’ facial expressions in real-time, by using a simple webcam.