Facial Expression Sets Music

Sony Ericsson has patented a face-recognition system that plays music to suit your mood

Sony Ericsson has gone into the face-reading business with news it has patented a playlist system that allows you to listen to music based on your facial expression.

The technology uses the phone’s camera to seek what kind of mood a person is in based on whether they’re stoic, smiling or frowning.

The patent is called “Generating music play list based on facial expression” works by comparing the user’s face to a range of pics that have already been preset by the owner of the phone.

We just hope that they doesn’t mistake hysterical crying for hysterical laguhter, so you end up listening to REM’s Shiny Happy People instead of Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division.