Emotient, a San Diego, CA-based developer of facial expression recognition technology, closed a $6m Series B round of financing.
The funding was led by Handbag, LLC, with participation from Intel Capital.
The company, which has now raised $8m, intends to use the funds to commercialize its core emotion recognition system via the Emotient API and to further develop products for specific markets, including retail and healthcare.
Led by Ken Denman, CEO, Emotient has developed technology for real-time, high accuracy emotion detection.
It detects and tracks seven expressions of primary emotion (joy, surprise, sadness, anger, fear disgust and contempt); overall sentiments (positive, negative, and neutral); advanced emotions (frustration and confusion); and 19 Facial Action Units (elementary facial muscle movements).