(PCM) There is even more evidence that technology is overtaking our lives with the news that researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have now developed a way to detect an individuals feelings using wireless signals.
The team feels that they have no found a way that by sending wireless signals that measure heartbeats they can detect a human’s emotional state by the way that the wireless signals bounce off the human body.
The researchers claim that their device is over 87% accurate in using the heart rate and are able to detect emotions such as joy, happiness, anger and sadness within the human body. The device is able to predict the body’s reaction to various emotional states. The device would work much the same as an electrocardiogram, however there would be no need for a sensor in the body, as the heart rate would be monitored wirelessly.
It is the hope that this particular type of device could be used by advertisers to be able to measure and gauge audience reaction to certain products or ideas or as a way to monitor individuals who are dealing with anxiety or certain forms of depression.