MIT video tool analyzes your video uploads, spots your lies
By Kevin Lee, Contributor, TechHiveMar 5, 2013 10:54 am PST
Researchers at MIT have a shiny new video tool to share with you that lets you spot all sorts of minute motions
that your eye might have otherwise missed. The open source video amplification algorithm allows people to upload their own clips to detect hidden details
like the blood flow underneath their skin, or even help tell if someone is lying.
The underlying technology in MIT’s program is called Eulerian Video Magnification (EVM), and it tracks every pixel in the frame and exaggerates any changes
it notices. This allows you to see the tinniest movements in a person’s eyes or the seemingly invisible color shifts in person’s face to let you visualize
The potential uses for this software could range from use in lie detectors for law enforcement, structural integrity surveys by road crews, or to crack
down on cheating gamblers. Meanwhile, the researchers also told The New York Times that they are looking into
releasing a version of the software that works with mobile devices including smartphones and Google Glass.
Be sure to check out The New York Times for its
interview with the scientists behind the Eulerian Video Magnification technology.