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Biometric-Monitoring Phones Communicate Emotions Physically

Researchers at the University of Tokyo are developing a phone that monitors a caller's biometrics, and transmits that data along with the phone signal...

Kyle Studstill
Kyle Studstill on March 11, 2010.

Researchers at the University of Tokyo are developing a phone that monitors a caller’s biometrics (to include sweat levels and electrical resistance in the skin as well as levels of emotion in speech patterns), and transmits that data along with the phone signal during conversations. The compatible phone on the other end picks up this data, and translates it into physical manifestations accordingly – one current design calls for the phone to heat up when the caller is upset.

[via CrunchGear]

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Kyle Studstill is a regular contributor to PSFK.com. Kyle works as a consultant working at the New York office of PSFK. His background is in analysis, from the analysis of cultural and technological change, to analysis of consumer and human insight, to military intelligence analysis with the US Intelligence and Security Command. Kyle loves the future, much like O'Brien from Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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