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Calm down

Now Google Glass can tell you just how stressed you are

A new app called BioGlass can tell how agitated you are just by detecting tiny movements picked up by the device’s accelerometer, gyroscope and front-facing camera.

THERE HAVE BEEN some strange uses for Google Glass recently, last week saw the introduction of an app that can detect emotions, but this app has a less creepy idea in mind.

Researchers at Georgia Tech and MIT have developed an app called BioGlass, which detects just how stressed out you are.

According to Engadget, the app measures your heart and breathing rates by checking for tiny movements picked up by the device’s accelerometer, gyroscope and front-facing camera.

The idea is that you will wear them when you want to calm down, although the app does little more than record data.

There are challenges that would need to be addressed before this becomes a proper release. For example, the researchers need to test it with large motions, such as walking around, to see if it can get the same level of accuracy.

Also, convincing people to wear Google Glass may be a challenge, but the researchers behind it are working on apps that would use this functionality for practical reasons. So the idea of a device noticing you’re getting stressed and giving you breathing techniques or calming images to look at before anything bad happens could be a reality.

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