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BlackBerry Empathy Phone

RIM Blackberry BlackBerry Empathy Phone designed by Kiki and Daniel with n interface that integrates human emotions with the concept of social networking.BlackBerry Empathy is used in conjunction with a biometrics ring that is worn by the user to collect emotional data………

Designers Kiki and Daniel had to incorporate an interface that integrates human emotions with the concept of social network, for their sponsored project held by RIM Blackberry at the Art Center College of Design.The result of this exercise was the Blackberry Empathy concept. The phone is used in conjunction with a biometrics ring that is worn by the user to collect emotional data. Spec-wise it features a transparent OLED screen that becomes transparent when not in use and opaque during interaction. The Front is all touch surface, while on the back is a physical keyboard.

The surface is described as touch based and all the user’s connections are shown graphically so you can see who is connected to whom. Each contact has an avatar that is encompassed by two colored rings. The inner colored ring shows the contact’s previous emotional state, and the outer ring represents the contact’s current emotional state.Another important feature is the ‘Emotional Health Chart’ that will monitor the user’s emotional health through an indefinite period of time. One would be able to see how a certain event, or phone call has affected the user.

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