Friday, October 14, 2011

Mouse stress. Track your stress level as you work and play.

Source: DigInfoTV STORY >>

Three makes a trend?

In a few years from now, we might be thinking back to days like today and wonder why devices that we held for hours each and every day didn’t tell us a little bit more about ourselves.

So check this out:

Japanese university researchers have developed a technique using pulse-wave sensors in a computer mouse to measure blood flow in the fingertip. Then they developed an algorithm that they say can determine stress levels from the data gathered.

This sort of data could be fun to track over time to determine what days and times you are most stressed. Or when your heart rate is highest. What activities make you anxious. And how does your body react to playing “Angry Birds.”

Touch me and tell me: computer mice do double duty. Can we put this in handsets?

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