BioGlass app for Google Glass can detect your stress levels
Developed by researchers from Georgia Tech and MIT, this Android app uses Google Glass’ built-in accelerometer, gyroscope and front-facing camera to detect how stressed you are. It will measure the wearer’s heart rate, breathing and head movements and allow users to more clearly identify what causes these changes in stress levels. It is perhaps less disturbing than the real-time facial analysis app we reported upon not long ago as you are just monitoring your self.
Although the app is still in its early stages of development, only capable of recording data, a future software update is said to add warnings and perhaps stress relief such as breathing exercise instructions, relaxing jazz tunes, when it is time for the wearer to calm down.
The app currently requires the wearer to be still in order to acquire an accurate reading, which is something the team hopes to eventually overcome -measuring levels when the user is on the go. Engadget also points out that, the app could potentially work on any device with the right sensors, and should not necessarily only be compatible with Google Glass.
Developments certainly look like they’re going in the right direction, and perhaps we will be able to see changes in ourselves through wearables easily and quickly in the near future. The team hopes that the application could help people “become better at accurately interpreting and communicating their feelings”, with better understandings of the needs of those they care about.