COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND MOBILE APPLICATIONS
Posted: May 5, 2014
BY JOYCE ARABY ALCABASA
To prepare students for the Industry, FEU East Asia incorporates Project-Based Learning into its curriculum. Students are instructed to find clients, listen to their needs, and create real solutions. Here’s a few innovations in software and apps that we’d like to share.
SOFTWARE THAT DETECTS A PERSON’S HIDDEN EMOTIONS (FACIAL ATTRIBUTES, CHARACTERISTICS, AND EXPRESSIONS SYSTEM
Ever wanted to know how a person was really feeling? Is someone’s “poker face” too hard to read? Well, thanks to some FEU East Asia students, you now have an effective way of really “reading” someone’s face for their true emotions and reactions.
Computer Science students Kintaro K. Ito, Richard M. Paraggua, and Edwin Richbald A. Salinas have developed a piece of software that can detect microexpressions, involuntary facial expressions that last between 1/25 to 1/15 of a second. Prominent psychologists, including microexpression studies pioneer Paul Eckman, have determined that, within a fraction of a second, a person may unintentionally reveal his true feelings or emotions, whether positive or negative. Detecting and analyzing these micro-expressions can then give you the ability to “read” a person and even determine if he’s lying. But, detect-ing a microexpression in a person can be very difficult for most people, especially those with untrained eyes. That’s where our FEU East Asia students come in. Commissioned by their client Radyo Veritas 846, these students developed a system that “reads” a person’s face while they are speaking or reacting to information, and then detects any microexpressions during the exchange. You can then review the data and determine what emotions the person is feeling.
If you’re like me, you find math a little hard – especially calculus. To help people like me, Team 7 has developed an Android application called the Mobile Calculus Calculator, which is able to solve four derivatives and four integral functions. It can also solve trigonometric functions for each. It also has a tutorial and function list for derivative and integral problems using the calculator. Team 7 claims that users of their app can solve derivative problems in seconds. I definitely need to get my hands on this one!
When you’re always busy with school work and exams,sometimes it’s hard to find time to exxercise. And, because of all the junk food we consume day to day, the ounds get packed in. So FEU East Asia students Radiant C. Juan, Alberto L. Espinosa, Camille Faye V. Navarrete, and Sean Melvin U. Dela Cruz have developed a handy app that really forces you to get into shape.
Their creation is the Health Buff Assistant, an Android application that helps users track calorie intake and body mass index, manage work-out schedules, and learn different types of exercises and routines. It’s like having a personal trainer anywhere at any time!