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How sweat can make life more entertaining

Technology company Sensum is launching a new app that uses data from your sweat to modify the movie you are watching in real time.
Written by Amy Kraft, Weekend Editor on

The act of sweating can now be fun.

Technology firm Sensum has developed a smartphone app that will use a person’s sweat to enhance a movie.

While a person is watching a video, sweat is collected in a wrist-mounted galvanic skin response (GSR) sensor that is sent via Bluetooth to the Sensum smartphone app. The program then graphs how much you sweat while watching the video so you know how you responded to each clip.

Kat Austen from New Scientist reports:

"You are also given a score for how much you engaged with what you saw, which you can compare to others'. That gamification aspect is addictive. "You're getting rewarded for taking part," says Sensum's Gawain Morrison."

Morrison wants to now take this technology and use it to tailor movies, video games or comic books to individual users.

New Scientist reports that Filmtrip production company "is working with science-fiction novelist Ian McDonald on the script of a feature-length film with multiple endings where physiological markers from the audience will change the film's music, special effects, character paths and even the ending."

Gamify your sweat and make films more exciting  [New Scientist]

Photo via Sensum

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

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