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40 Examples of Emotive Technology

From Moodswing-Detecting Apps to Customizable Ambient Lamps

— March 22, 2016 — Tech
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.
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Mood Disorder-Tracking Apps
Mood Disorder-Tracking Apps
This Mood App Analyzes the Emotional Sentiments in Social Media Posts
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Face-Reading Music Makers
Face-Reading Music Makers
The 'Sound of Emotion' is a Device That Projects Sound from Expressions
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Cinematic Emotion Tracking (UPDATE)
Cinematic Emotion Tracking (UPDATE)
Lightwave Partners with 20th Century Fox to Analyze Reactions
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Emotion-Powered Lamps
Emotion-Powered Lamps
'MoodLight' Emits Twirls of Color Based on the Emotions of the World
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Smiley Site Savers
Smiley Site Savers
The SmileSuggest Bookmarking Tool Automatically Saves Pages That Make You Happy
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Musical Diary Apps
Musical Diary Apps
This App Provides Soothing Music to Help Users Process Their Thoughts
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Portable Light Therapy Shades
Portable Light Therapy Shades
Luminette Smart Glasses Enhance a User's Mood and Well-Being
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Emotion-Based Image Analyzers
Emotion-Based Image Analyzers
This Website Can Decipher Emotions from Basic Photographs
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Emotion-Detecting Cameras
Emotion-Detecting Cameras
Researchers Introduce Emotion-Detecting Camera for Cars
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Emoticon-Displaying Jackets
Emoticon-Displaying Jackets
The Rapido Connected Wear Displays Hearts on Sleeves
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Personalized Playlist Apps
Personalized Playlist Apps
This App Creates Custom Playlists That Users Fall Asleep and Wake-Up To
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Video Reaction Apps
Video Reaction Apps
The 'Gather' App Allows Users to Share Brief Video Reactions with Friends
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Emotion-Reading Image Apps
Emotion-Reading Image Apps
The Microsoft Project Oxford Can Decipher Sentiments from Photography
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Emotion-Detecting Eyeglass Apps
Emotion-Detecting Eyeglass Apps
The Fraunhofer Google Glass App Uses Facial Recognition Technology
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Emotion-Detecting Gaming Controllers
Emotion-Detecting Gaming Controllers
This Video Game Controller Detect Players' Emotional State
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Intuitive Presentation-Making Tools
Intuitive Presentation-Making Tools
This Tool Helps Users Transform Data into Persuasive Stories
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Ambient Connected Lights
Ambient Connected Lights
Philips 'Friends of Hue' Wireless Lighting Makes Setting the Mood Easy
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Music-Making Helmets
Music-Making Helmets
The Experience Helmet Converts Brainwaves Into Musical Compositions
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Soothing Smart Lightbulbs
Soothing Smart Lightbulbs
The Ilumi A19 Helps You Sleep Better and Boosts Your Mood
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Sociable Bluetooth Headphones
Sociable Bluetooth Headphones
These Music-Sharing Headphones Make Listening a Social Experience
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Nerve-Stimulating Headphones
Nerve-Stimulating Headphones
Nervana Headphones Stimulate the Pleasure Center of the Brain
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Sleep Enhancing Machines
Sleep Enhancing Machines
The DreamScience Machine Will Lull You Into a More Satisfying Sleep
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Life-Tracking Websites
Life-Tracking Websites
April Zero Documents the Life and Times of One Brave Software Developer
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Mind-Controlled Helmets
Mind-Controlled Helmets
The 3D-Printed Synapse Functions Using the Wearer's Brainwaves
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Moodswing-Detecting Apps
Moodswing-Detecting Apps
The PRIORI App Predicts Moodswings Associated with Bipolar Disorder
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Emotion-Recognizing Smart Glasses
Emotion-Recognizing Smart Glasses
The Emotient App Will Let Google Glass Read Human Emotion
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Mood Detecting Scarves
Mood Detecting Scarves
The Neffa Chameleon Scarf Changes Color According to Mood
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Therapeutic Light Devices
Therapeutic Light Devices
The Philips goLITE BLU Helps You Kick Winter Blues
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Mood Therapy Diffusers
Mood Therapy Diffusers
The Ultrasonic Oil Diffuser Humidifier Promotes Tranquility in the Home
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Energy-Boosting Eyewear
Energy-Boosting Eyewear
These Spectacles Improve Sleep and Reduce Jet Lag with Blue Light Therapy
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Emotion-Tracking Wearables
Emotion-Tracking Wearables
Sentio Solutions' Feel Band is Being Unveiled at CES 2016
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Emotion-Recognizing Advertising Platforms
Emotion-Recognizing Advertising Platforms
Virool's Video Ad Tracking Software Monitors Reactions
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Emotional Messaging Apps
Emotional Messaging Apps
The Xpress App Uses Replaces Emojis with Your Own Expressive Selfies
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Mood-Shifting Headbands
Mood-Shifting Headbands
Mind State-Altering Thync Wearable Technology is on Display at CES 2015
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Emotion-Monitoring Helmets (UPDATE)
Emotion-Monitoring Helmets (UPDATE)
The MindRider Helmet by Arlene Ducao Maps Stress-Free Routes
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Mood-Sharing Apps
Mood-Sharing Apps
This Social Sharing App Allows Users to Communicate Their Emotional States
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Mood-Revealing Hat Accessories
Mood-Revealing Hat Accessories
The Sensoree Neurotiq Project Tracks Brain Waves and Feelings
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Mood-Matching T-Shirts
Mood-Matching T-Shirts
Uniqlo's UMood Technology Uses Neuroscience To Help You Dress For Your Mood
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Portable Color Lamps
Portable Color Lamps
The Philips Hue Go Lamp Includes 16 Million Colors
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Illuminated Emotion Blankets
Illuminated Emotion Blankets
British Airways' Happiness Blanket Reflects a Traveler's Feelings
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