Do your hands get all sweaty when you spot that special someone or when a big decision comes down to the wire? A new device out of Dublin, Ireland called the PIP measures the changes of the conductivity of your skin that occurs when your sweat glands open (referred to as the Galvanic Skin Response, or GSR) and helps you manage your stress levels.
PIP is more than just a GSR sensor, though. It’s a Bluetooth-enabled game controller that makes relaxing more fun. Pair up PIP with an iOS or Android device, and PIP will measure your GSR, determine your stress levels, and, in the case of the game Relax & Race, will make your character move faster as you calm down. Galvanic, the company behind PIP, has also created The Loom, a game in which your calmness levels turn a snowy, winter landscape into a sunny summer scene, and Lie Detective, which turns PIP into a portable lie detector.
PIP is actually a Kickstarter project, so you have another week to pre-order yours for $99.
Kickstarter page: The PIP: A Biosensor that Helps You Relax Through Play
(hat tip: MobiHealthNews)