Quantified Gaming is a mouse that tracks your body reactions
This could be the most advanced gaming mouse ever. It features built-in sensors that give you feedback on how you’re playing so you can (hopefully) get better.
The heart rate sensor uses “a high-sensitivity photo sensor and advanced noise-surpressing algorithms” to measure the variations in your blood flow and track your heart rate. The galvanic skin response sensors, meanwhile, see how stressed you are by changes in your skin moisture level (i.e. how sweaty your palms get).
It’s optimised for right-handed gamers, there’s no word on whether a version for lefties is on the way. Some heart rate sensors in fitness trackers have been way off, so we’ll have to wait until we try it to see how accurate it is.
Why would you want to see your stats as you play? It could help you control your stress levels, which could actually translate to other situations too. If you can see how stressed a game is making you, you might become more aware in your day to day life, and handle situations better.
It’s also likely to be a boon for e-sports and services like Twitch. It’ll be like getting an athlete’s vital stats while the game is going on.
It’s raised over $21,000 of a $100,000 target on Kickstarter, and still has 39 days to go.
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