Smart scarf carries multimodal language to convey emotions

As the popularity of wearable continues to grow, researches at University of Maryland and Microsoft Research team has come up with a wearable concept that could aid in interpreting emotions. People with impairments, for instance, may not receive important visual or verbal cues of others’ emotions. The researchers identified six actuations to provide a multimodal language for conveying emotion – heat, cooling, music, weights, vibration, and lighting. The device can react to various emotions. They focused on basic emotions: stressed, sad, calm, happy, and excited. Hence this system is called as SWARM. Read More>>

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