Google Files Patent Application For Biometric Technology
The technology would allow the company to collect information such as pupil dilation, heartbeat and body temperature to determine the user satisfaction with search results.
Bay Area News Group:
Google Wants To Take Your Temperature And Count Your Heartbeat
Google wants to take your temperature. And count your heartbeat. And watch your frown turn upside-down. The question is, to what end? Google has filed a patent application for technology that would allow it to monitor mobile-device users' vital signs and facial expressions, so it can adjust search results according to the emotional reactions they generate. (Baron, 4/21)