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BlackBerry Empathy: Demo Shows BlackBerry Contact Emotions

Wow, this is probably something that will never see light of day, if ever. The device called Empathy from RIM is able to detect the emotions of your BlackBerry contacts using a ‘mood-ring’, and also acts as a fully functional touchscreen that goes transparent when in standby.

The device of course is just a concept. More to the point, a design project for the Art Center College of Design. It’s notable, and probably defining factor is that it can transmit your emotions via the phone using a biometric feedback ring which is then displayed and indicated by coloured rings. See the video below for more of an idea how that works, it is not that clear mind you.

I don’t feel as though there is any need for communicating our emotions just by holding a phone and wearing a ring, but at least it sounds easier than updating our status on our favorite social networking website. Either that or knowing who to BBM when they are feeling sad, happy or angry.

Some may look at this as a potential masterpiece, others may argue that is conceptually ugly and pointless. I’ll let you decide what category you fit in to. Personally I’m all for future innovations, so i’d love to get my hands on one.

What are your views on the BlackBerry Empathy?

Source: Engadget

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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Adedokun Timothy

this is lovely..peeps

Jeff
Jeff

when is the release date????

Abuya
Abuya

pls where can i buy this empathy in uae?

Ameena
Ameena

modern magic! i'd lug to have one in my hands & c just how it works!!

Ben
Ben

this is devil at work

fred
fred

this is amazing cos i am hearing it for the first time in my whole life.

biodun
biodun

0lllllala
RIM at it again

hols
hols

this is wonderful,will like to buy one wherever its out

walter
walter

Cool feature (mood reading) though, luvli aesthetics. Wat else can it do in when will dis baby b born? Waiting patiently

hanifa aliyu
hanifa aliyu

i cant wait for it to arrive

oyoh
oyoh

this is impossible

bisi
bisi

It can’t b possible…it’s a big lie

Kunle Odule
Kunle Odule

I can’t just believe this.

oladunjoye toni
oladunjoye toni

it is too false to be true

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