How Did That Make You Feel? Mood-Sensing Smartphone App Records Your Emotions
If Xpression works as well as its Emotional Intelligent Technologies expects, the app could provide doctors with much better data about their patients than they get from most patients today. Right now, doctors often ask patients who suffer from depression and other ailments to record their moods throughout the day. Of course, being human, patients sometimes forget to log their moods or provide inaccurate information. Xpression could improve the value of that data by recording a patient’s moods automatically.
How? By listening to changes in the patient’s voice that indicate happiness, sadness, anger, and other emotions. The data gets sent to a server for mood identification and is returned to the app. Don’t expect to see Xpression in the iTunes Store just yet, though. EI Technologies is working to build interest among insurance companies and governments at this point.