Amazon develops wearable that can read human emotions


Amazon is developing a voice-activated wearable device that can recognise human emotions, according to reports from Bloomberg.

The wrist-worn gadget is a collaboration between Lab126, the hardware development group behind Amazon’s Fire phone and Echo smart speaker, and the Alexa voice software team.

Designed to work with a smartphone app, the device has microphones paired with software that can discern the wearer’s emotional state from the sound of his or her voice, according to the documents and a person familiar with the program.

Eventually the technology could be able to advise the wearer how to interact more effectively with others, the documents show.