google-glass-girl-modelAfter raising a $6 million series B round, facial recognition company Emotient will open a private beta for a Google Glass app that detects users emotions in real time. Venture-capital firm Handbag led the financing, which closed in December but was announced Thursday, bringing the total amount raised to $8 million. Emotient’s technology works by detecting subtle pattern changes in a person’s face. The software, which can be used to measure emotion in individuals and crowds, can tell if a person is feeling positive or negative overall and zero in on more specific emotions, such as joy, sadness, surprise, anger, fear, disgust, and contempt.  MORE