29 Jun '15, 5pm

Wearables get moody with the GSR sensor via @DesignNews

Wearables are changing the way we see ourselves. With onboard sensors that have access to our bodies, we are starting to know our physical selves like never before, quantifying our activity, our heart rate, breathing, and even our muscle effort. But we are much more than just a physical machine, driven also by emotion, which is something wearable companies are beginning to measure and give insight into with the use of sensors such as the GSR. The GSR sensor measures the electrical characteristics or conductance of your skin, looking specifically at your sweat to determine your arousal state. The higher the conductancy, the higher your arousal. This information can then be used to determine things like your stress level or emotional state. The GSR is actually one component of the modern day polygraph or lie detector test and is usually combined with heart rate, respiratory,...

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