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VR Facial Expression Mimicking – It’s A Thing

[Image Credits: technologyreview.com]

[Image Credits: technologyreview.com]

“The system tracks the motion of a person’s mouth using a 3-D camera attached to the headset with a short boom. Movements of the upper part of the face are measured using strain gauges added to the foam padding that fits the headset to the face. After the two data sources are combined, an accurate 3-D representation of the user’s facial movements can be used to animate a virtual character…”

Source: Teleport Your Real-Life Facial Expressions into Virtual Reality with This Oculus Rift Hack | MIT Technology Review