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Quantifying Relationship Apps

PPLKPR Optimizes Social Life by Measuring Emotional Responses

— January 27, 2015 — Tech
PPLKPR is a relationship app that aims to optimize people's social lives. Although an art project first and foremost, it explores the technology possibilities of the near future, specifically wearable devices. The relationship app is meant to be paired with a smartwatch that tracks people's heart rate in real time in order to quantify people's interactions with others.

Whether noting that one person arouses them while another angers them, the relationship app could prove to be a useful program that helps people weed out friends and acquaintances that do them more harm than good. Created by Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald, the relationship app goes a step further by automatically texting and tweeting people it believes the user should hang out with more.
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