From Moodswing-Detecting Apps to Customizable Ambient Lamps

By: Jana Pijak - Mar 22, 2016
These examples of emotive technology range from mood therapy diffusers to intuitive wearables that are proven to treat conditions like seasonal effective disorder. Standouts include a line of mood-shifting headbands by tech startup Thync. The wearable devices work to alter an unfavorable mood by using neuro-signalling technology to improve one's state of mind.

Other notable examples relate to interior design and range from ambient lights that double as customizable music players to emotion-based lamps that change in color and intensity while sensing a user's feelings.

Additional examples of emotive technology include nerve-stimulating headphones that are ideal for those with sensitive ears along with emotion-translating image technology that is used to decipher the mood of photographic subjects.