Cara is a real time face detection software that turns anything with a camera into an intelligent sensor to collect and store data on the content’s viewer. It measures glances, distance, gender, timing, age, and much more while respecting privacy by not storing pictures or personal information. This robust audience analytics tool is compatible with Windows, Android, Linux & Mac OSX and is manufactured by IMRSV (formerly Immersive Labs). IMRSV offers an Enterprise SDK which allows for simultaneous local analysis with the ability to trigger events at the 100 millisecond level. They also offer an Android SDK which allows real time detection on mobile devices. Their Cara RESTful API provides server side image processing.
The ŷhat Cloud Toolbox is a suite of development tools for integrating predictive analytics into existing Web and mobile applications. ŷhat deploys your models as RESTful APIs, so there's no need to port, translate, or adapt models for integration with existing systems. It is currently in beta testing and an invite only stage.
The news of data visualization provider Tableau's IPO on Friday is yet another sign that the movement behind data and analytics continues to gain steam. With that in mind, today we'll take a look at recent mashups that allow users to perform data analytics of some kind and often show the results through interesting visualizations. Read below for more information on each.