Privacy and Emotional Context in AR/VR

privacy and emotional context in augmented reality

A key aspect to having a heads up display is being able to provide non invasive insight to people around you. So, how can a system deliver value without invading privacy?

The focus of content can be limited to what you can see yourself and still provide value by increasing overall awareness of what's in your field of view. One example is demonstrating a guess to whether someone's feeling positive, neutral, or negative. This can be accentuated by having an image notifier pop up in your HUD before disappearing after a fixed time (like three seconds).

This is enough time for your mind to register the context of the person while not being too invasive. Think an application like Snapchat, but with more contextual information.

Other pieces of information that can be provided at a glance include, but are not limited to:

The key aspect here is that privacy is NOT invaded with the above contextual information.

Here is a sample video from our upcoming integration with Hololens.

While certain applications can remain fun and non-invasive, it is important to note that privacy concerns associated with continuous classification and augmented reality are still viable concerns.

John David Chibuk

Toronto, Canada |

Entrepreneur in machine learning and sensor based software development (>10 years). Background in engineering, tech with professional experience in North America and Europe.