September 28, 2016
The EQ-Radio is a non-invasive device that measures emotion via wireless radio signals, as they reflect from an individual’s body. Developed by researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, the device measures “subtle changes in breathing and heart rhythms” and “is 87 percent accurate at detecting if a person is excited, happy, angry or sad — and can do so without on-body sensors.”
Speech patterns, body temperature, chemosignals, facial expressions — via radio signals and measured remotely — may someday help measure social mood.
Read an excerpt from our January 2014 issue of The Socionomist titled, “Here Come New Technologies for Detecting Social Mood.”
If you look closely, you can see patterns in social mood that help you predict social trends. Learn more with the Socionomics Premier Membership.