A new device developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology aims to detect emotions by sending wireless signals that measure heartbeats as the signals bounce off a person’s body.READ MORE: UPDATE: Judge Denies Bail for Los Gatos Mom Accused of Hosting Drunken Teen Sex Parties
Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory say their device is 87 percent accurate in using heartrate and what it’s already learned about a person to recognize joy, pleasure, sadness or anger, after the device first measures how each individual’s body reacts in various emotional states.READ MORE: Jefferson Award Winner Helps Keep Thousands Of East Bay Seniors Fed
It works like an electrocardiogram monitor but without needing a sensor on the body to measure heartbeats.
They say it could one day be used by advertising agencies to gauge audience reaction or in health care to diagnose depression or anxiety.MORE NEWS: Upcoming Rainstorms Provide Hope For Drought Relief, Dry Marin County Reservoirs
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