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Sprint Firsts in Mood-Based Tech

 - Aug 25, 2010
References: trendhunter
Mood-sensitive jewelry, emotive flowers and emotional lighting. Today we hunt: EMOTIONOLOGY - Sprint firsts in mood-based tech.

With growing technological advances and the increasing number of digital social outlets, it's easy to fear losing human emotional ties. Scientists and techies alike are exploring the world of emotion and how it can be applied to technology. Sacrificing human emotion will not be an issue if these experiments are kept up.

And now, the Sprint Top Ten.

10. The SKIN project explores the possibility of electronic ink with the capability of reflecting gestures and emotions. I think I can guess what emotion these two are feeling...

9. Scared of caring for real foliage due to your not-so-green thumb? The Flower Nurse is perfect for you! These pieces of tech decor change color when they are neglected and their leaves even start to droop when they aren't getting enough sun just like a real flower. However, this greenery can always be revived.

8. Feel lonely, like jogging, road-tripping or lost in thought? Stereo Mood is the place to go for creating a customized soundtrack to your life. They even have a "feel like crying" playlist for your next tear fest. (NOTE: Just pan the website for this visual.)

7.Peak Products' "Keep in Touch" device takes away your excuse of being distant. Complete with a mini tree, the more you nourish your long-distance relation ship, the more your tree will grow as well.

6. If you can't describe how you feel in words, use light! The E-lamp allows its users to express themselves via light intensity, color, temperature and angle. What a scary way to let your spouse know you're angry.

5. With the 'MeMe,' you'll never feel distance between you and your traveling loved ones again. This emotive gadget allows you to customize its look to reflect you and then update your mood via Internet or phone in order to have your little buddy mimic your feelings on his face.

4. What happens when you combine conductive ink and textile sensors? The Phillips VIBE Smotion senor -- the perfect combination of tech and fashion.

3. Everyone has their own flavor so that's why Philippe Boulet designed a line of LED furniture that change depending on who is in the room and the temperature. Now if someone is giving off bad vibes, you can literally see them.

2. The Ghostly Discovery App lets users pick the tempo of their music to fit their exact preferences. The mood-based tagging system is exactly what you need if you're ready to get the party started and you need a good, up-tempo playlist fast.

1. If the color blue doesn't fit in your living room decor, you better not sit on the Mood Chair while feeling a little melancholy. This interactive piece of furniture changes color depending on how the person sitting on it is feeling at the moment.

Video of the day: Sprint