RIM applies for a emotion detecting patent
Another day and another patent filed by Research in Motion. This time it is something quite bizarre. The word on the street is that the new patent uses a technology to detect the users emotion. How this will be achieved we are not entirely sure. An element of camera, screen sensors or even magic may well be involved. If the patent is granted could we see BlackBerry users having their emotions detected by their BlackBerry 10 smartphone and adjusting the text accordingly?
It strikes me as a very odd thing to do but from what Thorsten Heins has told us about the forthcoming new operating system it is quite clear they are thinking out of the box and there will be some game changing features included. I wouldn't hold your breath for this one though. The patent process is a long and grueling business.
Source: USPTO, via Engadget