The story about accelerometer and gyroscope sensors on Emora
Here at Innovart we’re often asked how the Emora came about and why we chose to use an accelerometer and gyroscope sensors to power the core functionality of our wearable. We originally thought up the concept as a wearable for dating based on the concept of how fireflies communicate by light. From this observation we felt that color would be a great way for humans to showcase their emotions even if words couldn’t describe it.
There’s also the movie Inside Out where all emotions were broken down into five different elements. Red representing anger, green representing disgust, blue representing sadness, purple representing fear, and yellow representing joy. Our co-founder Yong-Jun Lin once mentioned, “all memories contain certain emotional components. It is emotions that make memories colorful. To retrieve certain memories, one might recall their emotions before the actual details.”
While there are plenty of ways we could’ve implemented the color controls in Emora, we chose to use accelerometer and gyroscope sensors because of the way they seamlessly integrate into the wearer’s life. This isn’t the first time the technology has been used in smart devices. Drones, pedometers, and smart image stabilization technologies have all successfully used gyroscopes and accelerometers. We aim to take things a step further by seamlessly integrating the technology into the day-to-day lives of the user.
We’re developing Emora because we want to let people connect and communicate with their loved ones more easily regardless of distance. While it’s possible to express yourself with text, that only goes so far because emotions are usually vague in the beginning. Colors are much more versatile than text in expressing feelings when it’s hard to pinpoint precise feelings.
We think being able to control colors by using gestures is pretty cool. After all it’s one of the defining features of the bracelet. We’re curious however to hear what you think about it.