MIT’s Bluff Technology

MIT’s Bluff Technology

Monday, 4 March 2013

Reading bluffs might become a much easier process in the near future if MIT’s latest piece of technology finds its way into the mainstream.

After years of development the US based university has created a video filter that is capable of reading minute shifts in a person’s blood flow and heart rate.

Known as Eulerian Video Magnification, the technology was first created to monitor a baby’s vital signs but has since been extended to potentially read whether a person is lying or not.

By enhancing what the naked eye can’t see, users are able to look at a video and see the colour changes in a person’s face indicating alterations in behaviour.

Such a breakthrough could revolutionise police interviews and there are also calls for the technology to be added to Google’s new hi-tech glasses.

“People wanted to be able to analyze their opponent during a poker game or blackjack and be able to know whether they’re cheating or not, just by the variation in their heart rate,” project co-author Michael Rubinstein told the New York Times.

Indeed, it could be just a matter of time before aspiring grinders are using the software at the table.

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