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Wrist Band That Can Track Your Emotions

This new wrist band helps in identifications of mental health issues like the depression, mania, anxiety. This research was presented at the Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) conference 2019 in San Diego.

A wrist band that can track your emotions !!

This is the generation where you can track your steps and calories by using the wrist bands but there is recent technology which go beyond the expectations.

The latest wrist band has come into the spotlight where you can track your emotions and mental health.

This new wrist band helps in identifications of mental health issues like the depression, mania, anxiety.

This research was presented at the Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) conference 2019 in San Diego.

This smart wearable technology has few features like changing color, heats up, squeezes or vibrates have the potential to help people with effective emotional disorders.

“As the feedback is provided in real-time, our devices encourage

 

 people to become more aware of their emotions, name them, potentially reflect on what causes them,
and even learn how to control their emotional responses in order to change the visual or tactile feedback provided by the ,” said researcher Corina Sas. She is a professor of human-computer interaction and digital health at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom.

Sas said, “Depression has a range of emotions, but if we talk about sadness, then as this is associated with low arousal—or what we call emotional intensity—the device will most likely reflect low arousal.

On the other hand, anxiety tends to be associated with high-intensity arousal, so that device will most likely reflect this.”

However, Sas noted, the device does not differentiate between positive or , but between high- and low-intensity ones.

Knowing our emotions and how we can control them are complex skills that many people find it difficult to master.

According to 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 have done tests of the devices and saw the participants wearing the prototypes over the course of between eight and 16 hours during various events such as playing games, laughing, relaxing and becoming scared, working, having conversations, watching movies.

The wrist band has the skin response sensors which can pick up changes in arousal, and through the galvanic skin response, which measures the electrical conductivity of the skin, and represented it through the various prototype designs.

“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.

CONCLUSION:

New technology has come into the spotlight where the researchers had developed a new wrist band, where you can sense the emotions like anxiety, depression, and anger. This smart wearable technology has few features like changing color, heats up, squeezes or vibrates have the potential to help people with effective emotional disorders.

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