Something went wrong with the connection!
 Breaking News

This wrist band can help you monitor emotions

This wrist band can help you monitor emotions
July 03
14:50 2019

LONDON: You may have used a wrist band that tracks your steps, but a new generation of smart wearables might help you monitor emotions which can be very useful for those who diagnosed with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders.

Researchers have found that smart wearable technology that changes color, heats up, squeezes or vibrates have the potential to help people with effective emotional disorders.
“Knowing our emotions and how we can control them are complex skills that many people find it difficult to master,” said co-author Muhammad Umair from Lancaster University in Britain.
“We wanted to create low-cost, simple prototypes to support understanding and engagement with real-time changes in arousal,” Umair added.
The researchers worked with thermochromic materials that change colour when heated up, as well as devices that vibrate or squeeze the wrist.

Tests of the devices saw participants wearing the prototypes over the course of between eight and 16 hours during events such as playing games, working, having conversations, watching movies, laughing, relaxing and becoming scared.
Skin response sensor picked up changes in arousal, through galvanic skin response, which measures the electrical conductivity of the skin, and represented it through the various prototype designs.

“Participants started to pay attention to their in-the-moment emotional responses, realizing that their moods had changed quickly and understood what it was that causing the device to activate.
“One of the most striking findings was that the devices helped participants started to identify emotional responses which they had been unable to beforehand, even after only two days,” Umair said. The research was presented at the Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) conference 2019 in San Diego. IANS

Comments

comments

Related Articles

Polls

Should PM Modi call an all party meet on Economy Crisis in India?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

E-paper Latest Edition

Subscribe to our Digital Edition

Epaper

ADVERTISEMENT – Mountain House

Mounatin House

ADVERTISEMENT – Star Tours

Star Tours

ADVERTISEMENT – INKASA INTERIORS

Inkasa Interiors | Interior Designer in Delhi

50 SPIRITUAL APPETIZERS – VINOD DHAWAN

50-ad-Indiapost

It’s a lovely book. It feels energetically clear and light. It’s easy to read, dip in and out and most importantly it offers information without fluff! Blessings on this project.

Jac O’Keeffe
Spirituality teacher based in USA.

*Available on Amazon, Flipkart & other online stores*

Follow us On Twitter

Indian-Americans commemorate 30th anniversary of Kashmiri Pandit exodus - https://t.co/ufwndnffgc Get your news fe… https://t.co/PD0hAWXIZc
h J R
@Indiapost_News
First Su-30 MKI squadron in place in south #India, vigil over Indian Ocean Region on stream -… https://t.co/8FnOCVPcKk
h J R
@Indiapost_News
Nearly 80 'highly dangerous' inmates escape Paraguay prison - https://t.co/U5ElNxAnIw Get your news featured use… https://t.co/I8axaYO1pH
h J R
@Indiapost_News
PM tells students good marks not everything, suggests technology free room in every home - https://t.co/bO2p8su1cXhttps://t.co/k6lpB3DZmA
h J R
@Indiapost_News

POPULAR CATEGORIES

Facebook

Subscribe To Our Mailing List

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Subscribe to IndiaPost by Email

Download Media Kit

India Post Media Kit