Most wearables are focused on the physical fitness vertical – monitoring things like how many steps you take, what your heart rate is, how many calories you burn during a workout, etc. However, as studies have shown, mental health is just as important, if not more, than physical health. Despite this, there’s a startling lack of wearables out there that track any sort of data or metric relating to one’s mental or emotional state of being. That’s where Sensaura comes in.
As an artificial intelligence software program, Sensaura will tap into the wearables and fitness trackers you already own in order to track and monitor your emotions. To get to the heart of what you’re feeling, the Montreal-based startup software firm created an algorithm that will sync an app to other wearable operating systems to analyze skin conductivity and heart rate, and translate this data into information about one’s emotional state.
While heart rate can be a bit tricky to lock down, especially with devices worn on one’s wrist, the galvanic skin sensors built in to many wearables are more adept at picking up data. Sensaura’s algorithm will translate all of the information it gathers from the sensors in your wearable and map it through an emotion matrix to get a better sense of what’s going on in your noggin, and how you’re feeling at a given point in time. The algorithm is still in a proprietary phase, but Sensaura is hoping to soon integrate its software into popular wearable brands like Fitbit in the near future.