Called the Moodbeam, the device features just two buttons-one for recording whenever you feel happy (yellow) and the other for sad moments (blue). It’s the work of a UK based firm, also called Moodbeam.

Moodbeam Helps You Understand Your Mood | Wearable Technologies

By logging the different times of day when users feel sudden changes in their emotional state, the wristband and accompanying app can show patterns and trends, allowing wearers to identify situations that cause negative feelings.

The wearable is also positioned as a way for companies to (optionally) monitor the wellbeing of staff working from home who may be experiencing isolation and loneliness. “Businesses are trying to get on top of staying connected with staff working from home. Here they can ask 500 members: ‘You ok?’ without picking up the phone,” Moodbeam co-founder Christina Colmer McHugh told the BBC.

Launched back in 2016, Colmer came up with Moodbeam after discovering her daughter was struggling at school and wanted a way for her child to let her know how she was feeling. The device was thrust under the spotlight recently as the pandemic brought more mental health concerns.

While the £50 ($67) Moodbeam’s primary function could be replicated using an app or smartwatch, its simplicity will likely appeal to older society members and busy workers.

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