Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Smart Phone That Knows You're Angry

A Smart Phone That Knows You're Angry:
Researchers at Samsung have developed a smart phone that can detect people's emotions. Rather than relying on specialized sensors or cameras, the phone infers a user's emotional state based on how he's using the phone.

For example, it monitors certain inputs, such as the speed at which a user types, how often the "backspace" or "special symbol" buttons are pressed, and how much the device shakes. These measures let the phone postulate whether the user is happy, sad, surprised, fearful, angry, or disgusted...
Now if it will also stop you from sending that Facebook post or Tweet until you've cooled down sufficiently...