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An API for Emotional Intelligence


Humans are social creatures. We think and communicate emotionally. However, artificial intelligence (AI) didn't get the memo. We're changing that. Limbic aims to be the cloud computing service for emotional intelligence. We're building an API platform that senses emotional state using signals from the user: facial expression, voice, text, and importantly, physiological signals from wearables. Our software development kit (SDK) is one line of code that sits inside client apps. The code detects which data sources are available (e.g. camera, microphone, text corpus, and wearable heart sensor) and our proprietary machine learning algorithms analyse these to return predictions on the user’s emotional state. Content recommendations for your current mood, personalised app notifications, mental health monitoring - Limbic is an enabling technology with applications across a range of sectors.
The first version of our product is a cloud-hosted stress detection service. It is live and already being used by multiple iOS apps, continuously collecting heart data via the Apple Watch. Through this, we have amassed a proprietary database of people from around Europe (the largest of its kind and growing rapidly). In this Horizon 2020 project, we conduct a Feasibility Study that will provide the research and preparation required to launch Limbic in multiple new European and global markets. The proposed project will not only enhance Limbic’s growth, but also unlock the potential of countless more companies, including many SMEs.

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SE16 5HJ London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000