Japanese researchers have come up with yet another new invention. This time around, they've created a computer-controlled mirror which is designed to alter emotions in the viewer.
Called the "Incendiary Reflection mirror," it's the brainchild of Shigeo Yoshida-- a graduate student from Tokyo University. Here's how it works. A micro camera captures a real image of the person's face. It then manipulates a person’s actual facial expression and displays an alternate expression back to them. By showing you an image of yourself with a different emotion, the mirror is able to make you slowly change your mood to match the mirror. For now, possible manipulations only include sadness and happiness, but the researchers are experimenting with other emotions such as anger.