EmoBracelet alerts traders when to take a break


If you’re an online stock trader and you’re prone to raging fits hysterics being frazzled (which is to say, most of the time πŸ™‚ ), then this gadget is for you.

Credit: Philips Design
Credit: Philips Design

The concept, coming out of the Dialogues Incubator and developed with Philips Design, this emotion-sensing system shows traders when their tempers are running high and when its time to take a break (before they go over the edge πŸ™‚ ).

Dubbed the Rationalizer, it consists of two components: the EmoBracelet and the EmoBowl. The bracelet measures the user’s emotional level through a galvanic skin response sensor.

If you’re slowly turning into a basket case, the dynamic light pattern on the bracelet or on the bowl will also become more intense, showing more elements and moving in higher speeds. The color also changes from a soft yellow (that’s when you’re still keeping your cool) to orange and eventually to a deep red (that’s when you definitely need some time out and the people around should start hedging away from you πŸ™‚ ).

Geert Christiaansen, Director Business Development at Philips Design, shares how this project came about.

“In our talks with the people working on the ABN AMRO Dialogues Incubator, we were challenged to apply our competences to another domain, the domain of online trading for home investors. In this joint project we started to tackle this challenge. It proved to be both enjoyable and rewarding, leading to this thought-provoking result,” he said.

But while this device is designed for online traders, I don’t see why you can’t give this to your mom as a gift — especially when you’re prone to coming home at 4 am in the morning. πŸ˜‰

Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10376237-1.html


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