: DIGITAL REFLECTION OF USER'S FEELINGS
Emotuner is a system that allows information regarding a user's emotional state and emotional profile to influence his or her interaction with electronic systems. When applied to human interactions with the environment, with information systems, and with other people the emotuner enables the electronics systems to better anticipate and understand the real desires and intentions of the user. The BASHIBA Emotuner concept has been described in 2004 and we acquired the domain emotuner.com on the 1st of July of the same year.
2009: A MIRROR INTO YOUR EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING
October 2009: The Rationalizer, a concept jointly developed by Philips and ABN AMRO, consists of two units aptly named EmoBowl and EmoBracelet. Intended for online investors working at home, the lights intensify and turn a brighter red when your emotions flare, offering what it calls a "mirror of emotion" to warn you that it might be good to take a breather and calm down before making any irrational financial decisions.
October 2009: Philips Mirror of Emotions
2008: UNCONSCIOUS DETERMINANTS OF FREE DECISIONS IN THE HUMAN BRAIN
April 2008: There has been a long controversy as to whether subjectively "free" decisions are determined by brain activity ahead of time. We found that the outcome of a decision can be encoded in brain activity of prefrontal and parietal cortex up to 10 s before it enters awareness. This delay presumably reflects the operation of a network of high-level control areas that begin to prepare an upcoming decision long before it enters awareness.
April 2008: Unconscious determinants of free decisions in the human brain.
2006: HUMAN AND MACHINE COGNITION
April 2006: A device called "Brain Port," was pioneered more than 30 years ago by Dr. Paul Bach-y-Rita, a University of Wisconsin neuroscientist. Bach-y-Rita began routing images from a camera through electrodes taped to people's backs and later discovered the tongue was a superior transmitter.
Dr. Anil Raj, lead scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, just presented a narrow strip of red plastic connects the Brain Port to the tongue where 144 microelectrodes transmit information through nerve fibers to the brain. Instead of holding and looking at compasses and bluky-hand-held sonar devices, the divers can processes the information through their tongues.
In testing, blind people found doorways, noticed people walking in front of them and caught balls. A version of the device, expected to be commercially marketed soon, has restored balance to those whose vestibular systems in the inner ear were destroyed by antibiotics.
Researchers at IHMC pioneer technologies aimed at leveraging and extending human capabilities.
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"Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can persuade us to buy something, or remind us of our first date. It can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us dancing to its beat. But the power of music goes much, much further. Indeed, music occupies more areas of our brain than language does - humans are a musical species." -- Oliver Sacks, physician, author and professor of neurology and psychiatry
Sherry Turkle, Director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, revealed that the human mind can perceive machines as bearing a personality.
Emotiv, Brain Computer Interface: You Think therefore You Can!
Pupil dilation may be evidence of decision-making
Decision-makers betrayed by their wide eyes, New Scientist Life, Mar. 9, 2010
Vital Threads Biofeedback Apparel
New forms of self awareness, personal expression and interpersonal communication.
July 2005: The Stone of Changes, Zen in a Stone
Biofeedback Device with Audio Capabilities
MIT Media Lab: Affective Computing Group
Affective Computing is computing that relates to, arises from, or deliberately influences emotions: