The start-up “Beyond Emotion”, founded at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg), wants to set a new standard with AI-based emotion recognition software. The aim is to relieve the burden on relatives and increase the digital participation of senior citizens. The developed product BEJOY can be pre-ordered at a pre-sale price of 449 euros.
Demographic change poses new challenges for our society, especially in the area of care and support. Beyond Emotion, a leader in the field of emotion recognition, is addressing this by enabling mood recognition integrated into a digital picture frame that informs relatives of negative moods and sends a direct message in case of prolonged inactivity. Senior citizens place the BEJOY smart picture frame in their living room and the whole family can share photos displayed on the digital picture frame via a mobile app. In this way, BEJOY promotes digital participation and networking across generations and provides security.
“Our vision at Beyond Emotion is to accompany demographic change with our innovative technology and make a positive contribution to society,” explains Hanne Butting, co-founder of Beyond Emotion. The start-up stands for quality and reliability in the field of emotion recognition. Through continuous research and development, Beyond Emotion wants to actively shape demographic change and contribute to improving the quality of life of people worldwide.
The founding team, Dr Arne Bernin, Hanne Butting and Sobin Ghose, brings 18 years of research experience in the field of emotion recognition and human-computer interaction and has developed an innovative AI technology for emotion recognition. This technology offers added value for many areas, especially against the background of demographic change and the shortage of skilled workers. At HAW Hamburg, Arne and Sobin were involved in the Smart Systems Research and Transfer Centre of the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science and in the EmotionBike research project, among others. The Beyond Emotion team currently consists of 16 people (including three freelancers), four of whom are HAW alumni and four of whom are currently studying at HAW Hamburg.
Further information about Beyond Emotion and the innovative product BEJOY, which can be pre-ordered at the pre-sale price of 449,- Euro, is available at www.bejoy.me.
About Beyond Emotion
Beyond Emotion is a Hamburg-based company in the field of emotion recognition. As a spin-off from the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) and supported by the HAW Hamburg start-up service or the Startup Port joint project, funded by the EXIST start-up scholarship (September 2020 to August 2021), Profi Impuls (April to October 2022) and InnoRampUp from IFB Innovationsstarter GmbH (January to December 2023), the company has created a solution that offers the possibility of creating positive added value in healthcare through the use of AI.