Smartphone apps sense users’ emotions and quantify wellbeing

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The increasing power of smartphones enable users to monitor even the smallest details of their lives, from teeth cleaning routines to skin quality. Now two ventures – the UK's EI Technologies and Soma Analytics from Germany – are offering tools for accurately tracking mood over time. EI Technologies hopes to launch Xpression – an app that uses some of the native features of smartphones to detect when their owners are feeling happy or stressed – to the public once it has trialled it in healthcare settings. It records the speech of users as they go about their day, analyzing the…

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