Smile Wear (2021) - Wearable AI
'Smile wear' is a smart blouse which lights up whenever anyone is smiling at the person who wears it. This interactive blouse is the first of a series of smart wearables which utilize AI recognition algorithms. Detection of a smiling face is enabled by an emotion recognition AI model which is hosted by a Raspberry-Pi micro computer. The computer, operated by a battery, sits inside a pocket at the back side of the blouse. It is connected to a tiny camera which is attached to the collar of the blouse. A live-stream of the surrounding environment is processed in real-time so that viewers can interact with it simply by smiling. The LEDs which light-up the blouse were embroidered to the fabric through a soft-circuit.