Emotion tracker Sence tracks 64 emotions using ‘heart rate variability’

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Planexta has introduced its Kickstarter campaign for the first emotion tracker for electrocardiography (ECG) technology, Sence. The technology helps users to understand their emotional state by measuring more than 64 emotions using heart rate variability (HRV), while simultaneously monitoring events that might trigger certain feelings.

HRV is as accurate as an ECG, which is 250 times better than traditional fitness trackers that use optical sensors that measure blood flow.

Users can track events, meetings, workouts and their emotional reactions at the time, as Sence synchronises with calendars, helping them to pinpoint stressors and identify patterns. For the user’s ease, the emotional tracker records heart rate passively at a frequency of their choice, so they do not have to stop their activities to collect the readings. Sence functions as a fitness tracker by recording steps, daily physical activity and physical recovery. It can transform raw data into easy-to-read analyses by connecting with the SenceHub mobile app.

Sence tracks over 40 emotions such as enjoyment, nervousness, euphoria, exhaustion, aggression, sadness, calmness, and anger. The device is waterproof, ergonomically designed, and has a battery life of 48 hours.

Eugene Nayshtetik, co-founder of Planexta, said: “Sence uses patent-pending R-Peak Tracking technology to measure heart activity. Sence gives wearers a dashboard of their physical and emotional health at a level of detail unmatched by existing wearables.”

Sence is available on Kickstarter starting at $129. At the time of publication, the company had raised just over a third of its $100,000 goal with 28 days of the campaign remaining.

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