TOKYO, February, 2016. Smartmedical, which develops and licenses vocal emotion technology, today announces the launch of its website, https://webempath.net/lp-eng/. This new website provides quick and easy access to essential information and features that offers a comprehensive understanding of Empath, a vocal emotion recognition technology. The website also introduces web Empath API, which will be available early this year.
“By analyzing multiple physical properties of your voice such as intonation, pitch, speed, and power, Empath can identify your emotion in real-time” said Takaaki Shimoji, a board director of Smartmedical Corp. “Empath focuses on not what you say but how you say it, so it can detect your emotion whatever language you speak.”
Smartmedical is launching web Empath API for developers. The website offers registration for a web Empath API key, which will be available early this year. The API will help them to innovate by creating their own customized applications. Empath is easily incorporated into applications by just adding sample codes to a website. With a program that sends WAVE files to the API, it can be integrated into multiple platforms: Windows, iOS, and Android OS. It’s also very easy to use the API as M2M and IoT sensor. “Web Empath API provides an easy-to-use access to our emotion recognition technology. We expect the API enables us to connect with imaginative developers all over the world. There are a lot of potentials” added Mr. Shimoji.
The website has a Ninja game which provides emotion recognition experience. This classic 8-bit game, like Nintendo Entertainment System, is unique in that it can identify emotion from voice. “This ninja game identifies your level of anger. Shout at the screen! If your level of anger is high, you can beat an enemy. It also gives you a report of your emotional state. This is a very simple demo of our technology, but we believe it provides a possibility of whole new game experience. This is an example of potential use cases for developers.”
About Smartmedical – Heart to Heart Mind/Body Health Care
Smartmedical Corp., comprised of PCC and ICT self-care divisions, is the leading authority in developing PCC (Primary Care Clinics), new medical service platform at and near railway stations in Tokyo and major cities in Japan in order to mainly provide preventive medicine. ICT self-care division supports PCC project with its advanced ICT technology. It develops and licenses Empath, vocal emotion recognition technology for mental health care. Empath has been used not only mental health care service but also in multiple service sectors such as robotics, call center, and VR.
By analyzing multiple physical properties of the voice such as intonation, pitch, speed, and power, Empath can identify emotions in real-time regardless of the language. It has been developed and refined through collaborative researches with prestigious universities such as the University of Tokyo and Nara Institute of Science and Technology. Empath won the first prize of Japan Resilience Award 2015 and an excellence award at MCPC award 2015.
For more information on Empath, please visit https://webempath.net/lp-eng/.
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