This Wristband Lets Your Boss Know If You Are Sad, Happy, or Stressed

Nothing gives us more kick than tech being used for greater and healthier purposes. In one of the innovations, a wristband called Moodbeam allows your friend, family, and even your boss to monitor your mood.

We find this one to be a significant entrant in the world of tech. It makes for a substantial contribution, especially during these challenging times where our workdays are shadowed by an ongoing pandemic that can contribute to mental health issues.

Moodbeam Wristband To Track Your Mental Health

The Moodbeam wristband features two buttons, wherein one button records whenever the wearer feels happy (marked by color Yellow) and the other when the user feels sad (in color Blue). Amid the rise of mental health issues like anxiety, depression, stress, and more, it makes absolute sense to have a gadget like that. This wristband would be of special help to users who find it hard to speak about their mental health.

Moodbeam App

Manufactured by the company with the same name, the Moodbeam wristband logs different daytimes when the wearer is likely to go through different emotions. There is a dedicated app for the band that logs the data and shows the trends. The app neatly showcases the data in the form of patterns and trends, which allows the users to label the situations that give rise to negativity.

Easier Way To Discuss Mental Health Issues

Although the wristband is handy for the wearer to track their mental health, it is also a great way to share information with friends and family. It takes away the awkwardness that some people may face before discussing their mental health.

The Moodbeam wristband connects them with others without the need for asking directly—a great way to keep your family and friends updated about your mental health.

Moodbeam is also targetting companies as one of its target userbases. The wristband is being positioned as a digital wellbeing device for the companies to track their mental health of the employees working from home and maybe facing loneliness or anxiety, or any other emotional challenge.

In a statement, Moodbeam co-founder Christina Colmer McHugh says:

“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,”

Colmer McHugh, Moodbeam

The idea for the Moodbeam came to Colmer when she discovered her daughter’s struggle at school. She wanted a way to track her child’s emotional health. Priced at £50 ($67), any other wearable or app could duplicate Moodbeam’s functionality. Still, its minimalistic design appeals better and is also better suited for every age group, including children and senior citizens.

What’s your take on Moodbeam? Would you want your company to know about your mental state? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Zara Ali
Zara is a seasoned tech journalist with over 6 years of experience and expertise in producing content around consumer electronics, software, hardware, and more. She has worked with some of the leading tech publications like ExtremeTech, Wccftech, MakeTechEasier, MySmartPrice, and several others. When not writing about the latest in the world of tech, she likes to indulge in creating memes!