Wearable technology has grown beyond the average pedometer that was all the rage at the turn of the century. Now smart electronic devices are being incorporated into clothing or worn on the body as implants or accessories to track health-related metrics as well as location tracking and sound projection. Information Management brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “Amazon is working on a wearable device that reads human emotions.”

Now we hear that Amazon is developing a voice-activated wearable device that can recognize human emotions. Somehow I don’t think they are talking about a mood ring.

The wrist-worn gadget is described as a health and wellness product that is designed to work with a smartphone app. The device has microphones paired with software that can discern the wearer’s emotional state from the sound of his or her voice. Eventually the technology could be able to advise the wearer how to interact more effectively with others.

Melody K. Smith

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