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Wristband lets others know your mood






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A new device can let people know your mood. It is a wristband called Moodbeam. A UK company and a healthcare provider designed it. The company wanted to make a self-reporting device to help hospital workers. The healthcare provider wanted its staff to be able to monitor their mood. Wearers of the device can check their mood by logging in to their account. Information on their mood is stored in the cloud. Employers and managers can see the data stored in the cloud on a dashboard. This can let them know how workers are feeling and dealing with their work.

The idea for the wristband came from a worried mother. She wanted to know how her daughter was feeling. The company website says: "Moodbeam is built on the unfortunate truth that...[moods are] hard to capture, tough to talk about and often invisible." It wants to transform the way the world sees mood, "by making it easier to understand and talk about how we feel". It added "The device allows for better understanding of how we feel, creates more meaningful conversations with those we care about and helps us lead happier lives."

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