RIM BlackBerry ‘Empathy’ Concept Device to Communicate Emotions

November 30, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Do you ever think your Black Berry would be telling others on how you feel about the business around? A RIM sponsored project at Art Centre College of Design had proposed an idea of a BlackBerry device that can understand user emotions and communicate with others. The concept, which is now called BlackBerry Empathy, may not translate itself into being real  soon, but it sure has some interesting features.

The device works in unison with a biometric ring which will inform it about the body conditions of the user like heart beat rate and body secretions with which the device can assume user emotions.

It not only assumes your emotions and changes the themes and features according to your emotions, but also shows the emotions of the people in your contact list having a similar device. This way you can decide whether to call somebody or not.

The proposed idea will let you see the people in your contact list two circles, the inner one showing their past emotion and the outer one showing the present emotion.

Specs wise, the device will feature a transparent OLED screen that becomes transparent when not in use and opaque when active. Well, we don’t know if it will ever become a working device, but the world suspected many innovative ideas the same way. Here’s a video for you:

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