Smartmedical unveiled the EmoWatch app, which is said to be the first vocal emotion recognition app for Apple Watch. Based on Smartmedical's proprietary technology called Empath, the app identifies and tracks users' emotions from their voices, regardless of language, by analyzing multiple vocal properties such as intonation, pitch, speed, and volume.
"EmoWatch enables users to easily measure and monitor their emotional state. All they have to do is speak to their Apple Watch," Takaaki Shimoji, a Smartmedical board director, said in a statement. "In order to maintain healthy mental well-being, it is very important to be aware of one's mental state. The app tracks and charts mental states so that users can check their mood in any situation."
The app charts users' energy points, a barometer that measures how energetic they are. The barometer consists of the proportion of four emotions — joy, sorrow, anger, and calm — and was created by analyzing correlations with POMS (Profile of Mood States) scores.
The EmoWatch app is now available for download to the end users, while developers can connect their apps and services to Smartmedical's Web Empath API.