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A smartwatch that wears your emotions on your sleeve

If you’ve ever wondered how others are feeling, well, now there’s an app for that.

Researchers at MIT developed an algorithm that can analyze the tone of a person’s speech. The system can give an emotional score to each five-second block of a conversation, and results can be viewed in real time through an application on a smartwatch.

Researchers tested people’s conversations by using an iPhone 5S to record audio and a wearable Samsung Simband to detect data such as heart rate and display the results.

The technology is still being developed, but researchers believe this is a step toward helping people with anxiety or social disorders like autism.

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/01/mit-demos-smartwatch-app-that-detects-emotions/

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