Affectiva (MIT) Launches Wearable Biosensor to Measure Human Emotions (11/3/2010)

Affectiva is an MIT spinoff founded by Media Lab Professor Rosalind Picard and Media Lab Research Scientist Rana el Kaliouby. The company develops technologies for measuring, understanding and communicating emotions.

Affectiva’s Q™ Sensor biosensor is now commercially available in beta form the company said today at the Future Forward Executive Forum, where Affectiva is a featured company.

Affectiva is an MIT Media Lab spin-off developing multiple technologies to measure and communicate emotion. The Q Sensor is a wireless, wearable biosensor that quantifies emotional excitement by measuring physiological responses including skin conductance (also called Galvanic Skin Response or GSR), motion and temperature. It provides an objective biomarker for measuring emotion information that is difficult or impossible to capture otherwise. read more

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