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A Pen That Literally Shows How You Feel

by Medindia Content Team on  January 15, 2008 at 5:37 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
A Pen That Literally Shows How You Feel
Consumer electronics company Philips has developed a pen that can help reveal a writer's true emotional state during writing.

Sensors in the pen help perform this task by detecting physiological factors like heartbeat, blood pressure, skin temperature, and finger pressure.
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A small actuator has been installed in the pen, which can change the properties of the line it traces out by switching inks and modifying the shape of the writing tip.

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The writer's emotional state is then determined by a built-in chip, which changes the colour and quality of the trace accordingly.

"Signatures are currently always the same, yet some documents will be signed with enthusiasm, others possibly with hesitation. Having a recording of this could be useful for historical reasons," New Scientist magazine quoted Philips as saying.

Just in case, a writer does not want his/her true feelings expressed, an on-off switch on the pen may be used to inactivate this function.

Source: ANI
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