The Empathy Mirror is a project that enables individuals to reflect on their own understanding of empathy, experienced through art, design, and technology. The objective is to build a prototype of an asymmetric mirror that will explore how technology can impact one’s perception of themselves. Stanford project team selected MoodMe face recognition & face tracking technology to apply augmented reality effects which simulates aging. MoodMe provided a Windows10 version of its face tracker SDK combined with Unity 3D engine. This product is capable of rendering Augmented Reality effects on a virtual mirror on video or photographs.

MoodMe also developed realistic aging effects for this project conducted at the Center for Design Research, led by Dr. Rieko Yajima and Professor Larry Leifer and supported by funding from the National Academy of Sciences Keck Futures Initiative.