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Electronic Imaging & Signal Processing

Scanning technology makes sure employees are smiling

The smile police have arrived to ferret out grumpy workers at the Keihin Electric Express Railway in Japan.

Scanning technology from Omron Corp. analyzes facial characteristics and rates them on a scale from 0-100 based on "eye movements, lip curves and wrinkles," according to a story in the The Maininchi Daily News. Some 530 railway employees get smile-checked every day.

Full story from SmartPlanet.