How do you know if you’ve got that winning smile?
There’s an app for that. Japanese cosmetics firm Shiseido says it has come up with a system to rate a person’s smile by measuring facial movements.
Users look into a tablet device running the app and it gives them a reading on the quality of their smile on a scale of zero to 120.
The app can also tell them how their smile is seen by others – trustworthy, elegant, attractive, beautiful, positive, friendly and lively.
“But even if you have a 120-rating smile, it doesn’t mean it’s the best smile,” a company spokesman said.
“For instance, a smile could be perceived as more elegant even when the overall rating is 80.”
Starting next month, Shiseido will test the app on 5000 Japan Airlines flight attendants who will use it daily for several months. Their feedback will be used to improve the app, which Shiseido is targeting at the hospitality industry.
The app could be launched commercially as early as next year.
The price has yet to be determined.
Source: Times Live