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This Wristband Lets You Track Your Loved Ones’ Emotional Wellbeing In Lockdown

by rrollins, January 30, 2021

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A wristband designed by a British health technology firm is helping people track the wellbeing of individuals in lockdown.

Dubbed Moodbeam, the wristband has two buttons to indicate mood. The yellow button represents a happy mood, while the blue one represents unhappiness.

Moodbeam also lets users explore patterns and trends throughout the day, add notes, look at sleep activity and set mood prompts. It is also durable and water-resistant, so wearers can have it on during work, or while showering or exercising.

These emotions are tracked in an associated app where people can view and check on their loved ones or employees with a quick message. Companies are also encouraged to purchase Moodbeams for their employees when they are working from home during the lockdown.

“Knowing how you’re feeling at any one time can be powerful, especially when set against the backdrop of work, rest and play,” Moodbeam states on its website.

“The simple act of pressing a button provides deeper insight into what’s going on in the mind of the wearer, be it you or someone you care about who has chosen to share how they’re feeling with you,” it continues.

The app presents clear information on the “emotional wellbeing of the wearer.”

While it allows you to keep up to the date on the wellbeing of your loved ones, it also provides a solution for professionals. Managers are encouraged to ask their teams to wear Moodbeam to create a community of workers looking out for each other.

Managers can now view the online dashboard and keep tabs on their workers’ mental state, as the lockdown has prevented them to check-in physically with staff.

“Business are trying to get on top of staying connected with staff working from home,” Moodbeam’s co-founder Christina Colmer McHugh told BBC. “Here they can ask 500 members: ‘You OK?’ without picking up the phone.”

The app is available for both iOS and Android.


Image via Moonbeam

[via BBC, cover image via Moonbeam]

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