New Moodmetric features: Emotion level alert and Step counter

The Moodmetric Ring as a Moodring

The new functions in the Moodmetric Ring help you to better recognize and understand your emotions. The app shows your reactions and emotional levels just like before. In addition two new indicators visualize your emotional state directly on your ring:

Calm mind indicator

Taking a moment to meditate or just need to stop your mind from wandering for a few minutes?

The Moodmetric number tells what is your emotional level on a scale from 0 to 100. If your Moodmetric number is below 15 for five minutes, a green led illuminates.

High emotion level alert

If your Moodmetric number is above 75 for five minutes, a red led begins to blink.

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High level can mean great excitement, stress or anxiety. If your emotional level is high for long periods, you might deplete your energy resources quickly.

You can turn both of these functions off, if you do not wish the ring itself to display your mood.


Exercise is medicine

The Moodmetric Ring counts your steps as any step counter.

The steps taken per day are shown on the app below the MoodFlower in thousand steps. If you reach the recommended daily dose of 10 000 steps, you´ll get an orange circle around that day in the month view.



You can follow your daily average MM figure and steps. More steps might indicate a lower number telling about calmer mind.


Practice your mind

Mindfulness or meditation exercise in the middle of day might give an extra mental boost for the rest of your working day. Measure it with the Moodmetric Practice for a visual presentation. Learn about yourself, what do you need around you to have the most calming experience?

The new log function records the length and score of each practise. You can follow your progress and better understand the correlation between a calm mind and and your overall mood and environment.



The dark circle around a day number tells that you have done the Practice that day. The orange circle you gain after taking 10 000 steps on a day.


Assembling the Rings

Emotion load indication through electrodermal activity or skin conductance measurement is a rising trend in the modern wearable technology. Most manufacturers use the word stress as a synonym for emotional load.
Wearables are typically forced to use dry skin electrodes in varying conditions, with movement present. Ideally the system should be able to detect, interpret and visualize underlying electrodermal activity changes caused by autonomous nervous system reactions.
Typically the following challenges are present:
• Dry and sweaty hands produce autonomic responses with significantly different amplitudes
• Different people produce significantly different response amplitudes
• Analysis is subject to constant motion artifacts
The Moodmetric algorithm is developed to produce higher lever emotional information of the wearer, based on the raw conductivity signal received.


The first Moodmetric rings have been produced. The ring is improved version of the beta sample, that has been in user testing since October 2014. The electronics manufacturing and 3D-printing of the covers of the new version was made in August 2015. The stone assembly could now be completed:



The two steel rings with an insulation in between is the actual sensor needed to detect the changes in skin conductivity. The ring comes in four sizes: US (6.5, 8, 10 and 12.5), EU (17, 18,5, 20 and 22 mm). It is exchangeable which enables several users to the same stone. This reduces cost but note: excessive swapping causes the snaps to wear out.


The final product is small and lightweight. It connects with the Moodmetric app automatically and displays your emotional intensity real-time.


New technology for workplace wellness

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Emotional health as a part of workplace wellness programs has begun to enter organizations. Active tracking and measuring are also new to employee health. Moodmetric combines all this and brings emotion measurement to the office.

The Moodmetric technology is based on measuring small conductivity changes in skin which tell about emotional reactions. A smartphone app gives you both live data and long term trends. Moodmetric helps to manage stress by identifying high and low activity of mind during the day.

Moodmetric provides a simple and nonintrusive way to measure emotional load at work. It also supports in meditation and mindfulness exercises.


Examples for workplace

Below are examples on how you can support emotional well-being at work with Moodmetric measurement. You can enhance your wellness program by adding this new component to it – work together with your employee health partner to create the best program for you.

Measuring emotional wellbeing

Using the Moodmetric ring for 2-4 weeks gives a good picture of emotional load and how it is distributed over workdays. Stressful meetings, and calm periods of the days are well visible. The daily average figure shows if there is a shift towards higher or lower emotional levels during the measurement period. Analyzing the results together with a coach or a psychologist helps to better understand the current state of mind at work.

Stress management training programme

Are you already aware that you experience a heavy emotional load? You can wear the Moodmetric ring at work for 1-2 weeks and meet with you coach once a week. An individual programme can be drawn based on measurement results. It can combine mindfulness and breathing exercises, small breaks outside – all during the working day. A second sequence of the Moodmetric measurement can be done in one to two months.

Measuring mindfulness or meditation

The Moodmetric app contains an exercise to measure calmness of mind. A clear curve is drawn during meditation showing how well the focus is kept. This is a great tool to take a measured break, even for 10 minutes during the day. Any disturbing thought declines the performance, so the result motivates to really clear the mind. If you are new to meditation or mindfulness, it is good to start with a guided exercise.


– Battery life: ~40 hours
– Charging time: 1,5 hours
– Memory: 270 hours
– Bluetooth range: 5 meters
– Compatibility: iOS – (iPhone 4S or newer, iPads using bluetooth4)



Smaller and Smarter version now available

We are happy to inform that we have completed the design of a completely new version of the Moodmetric Ring! It has several improvements compared to the current beta, that was introduced at the end of 2014.

The beta version is fully functional and has been heavily tested for ten months. Both the ring and app have worked very well and according to all expectations.

We have received a lot of feedback, which mostly concern about aesthetics of the ring.  Size matters and we have continuously worked on getting the ring even smaller. The main factor is the performance of the electronics module, leading to what kind of battery it requires.

After a six month development process we have managed to significantly reduce the size of the module, hence the “stone” of the ring. This is a great achievement and we are proud to present a perfect example of an electronics miniaturisation project. After all, a reference device used in laboratories is size of a butter packet! In the picture below the Moodmetric ring on a very narrow finger:



New features include an alternating current measurement, which prevents oxidation of the ring. Charging and low battery indication leds are added based on the test user feedback, and several other small adjustments have been made.

The Moodmetric app is free to download from the AppStore and works together with your ring immediately. It shows live emotion data always when you have the app open. The continuously updating Moodmetric number tells your emotional intensity level and is comparable among different users.


The design and visual aspects are extremely important for us. However, we can not yet provide as many design variants as requested. We hope to be in a position to offer a selection of rings to fit the taste of both women and and men in the near future, and will let you know as soon as we have news about this.

We will produce an initial batch of the new, smaller version of the Moodmetric ring in just a couple of weeks.

Please contact us at [email protected] to order one of the first samples.

See here how the rings were manufactured


Summer reading

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Things seem to be so much brighter without the everyday  lurch in the stomach when the alarm clock goes off. Morning coffee without hurry, sun and laziness ahead for the day.. Yet this perfect battery charging is only allowed in limited doses for the most of us.

The work, studies, school – they will begin. La rentrée – the return, has an effect on each one of us. But how big and what kind?

The children get to buy new things for school and meet again with the friends. Most of them really enjoy the start of their duties. The adults mostly seem to stress about it all: the autumn hits with dozens of things and tasks, the work being only part of the palette.

Would you like to measure the effect? To know exactly how much does your stress and anxiety increase when starting the engines again? The summer reading (not meaning the pick of holiday novels) has been low, your mind has been calm.

The emotional level reading is about get higher during the autumn. For many people the change is not significant, but the numbers might increase alarmingly.

The Moodmetric smart ring measures your stress levels from the changes in the skin conductance. Find out more from our blog, and inquire about pre-ordering at [email protected].

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Measuring Workplace Well-being


Is measuring workplace well-being a plot by the employer? Can the employee benefit of it? What is worth tracking and what do the results tell? If I take 10000 steps per day, sleep 8 hours per night and eat healthy meals at regular intervals, will I sell more cars than my colleague car salesman?

At the end of the day the person with better sales skills might still get bigger bonuses. On the other hand, I might feel better and spend less days off sick. I might even feel energetic despite hectic workdays and take setbacks like loosing a deal lighter.

Should workplace measuring only take place in the workplace?

Activity trackers and other wearables are already part of our lives. They were initially intended for personal use with goals set by the wearer. A sleep monitor can hardly be a tracker used in workplace and collecting thousands of steps in the office is only possible with the running mat under the desk.

These devices can be used to monitor general well-being and they can potentially give valuable information. They can also contribute to better work performance if the person is a motivated wearer. Someone else (the boss) reading the results might still not have the full picture. Only the measured person can put the results into context and know if today is a good day to make great results.

Pulse, heart rate variability, electrodermal activity (EDA) /skin conductance and EEG measurements can be done at the office, while sitting down. Heart rate signal however needs processing before it tells about stress levels. EDA and EEG give instant emotional load results which are not tied to physical reactions. EDA is best measured from palmar skin, EEG requires a headband with at minimum three contact points to forehead.

The workplace well-being measurement might be best done in the workplace and only if the employee thinks it is a good idea. Tracking outside the office could be part of a wellness program with limited length, on a voluntary basis.

Having the employer know when I go to sleep or how many times I was waked up by my kids – maybe not. But being able to show which meetings are the most stressful or how calming it is to take a 5 min walking break outside, why not!



Virtual reality gaming experience measured by Moodmetric

Today I had a chance to participate a brand new gaming experience pilot. Without revealing too much of the plot, our purpose to save the community living in an underground space. Everything involved latest technology, smartphones, video content and the most exciting of all, the drama ended with an Oculus Rift experience!

The game was played in pairs. My companion was a young man with serious gaming background. For contrast, the last game I myself have played was Tetris in the 80´s. I equipped us both with the Moodmetric rings and the camera followed closely both us and our emotional metrics during the game.

We set off to the spooky basements and were told to lie down on narrow beds in a tiny cellar. A comforting voice told us to relax, breath and forget everything in our past. At this point I really did a breathing exercise and got my Moodmetric number very low. Soon we were told to start our mission which got more and more exciting towards the end.

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The game lasted 45 minutes and finished with frightening content created by Oculus Rift glasses. Below you see my emotional intensity number climbing upto 99 towards the end!

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Well, frightening just for me.. The young man beside me had his emotional level dropping towards the end, he was certainly more comfortable with the experience. Here a capture of his data downloaded just after the game showing calmer mind at the end of the game.

I was quite relieved to get out but he would have liked to have more action, time pressure and zombies if possible. This was great, I can recommend this to anyone, but will skip anything with virtual horror in the future. The Moodmetric data tells what is good amount of excitement for each of us.

The Smart Jewerly Designer

Vesa NilssonSilversmith and designer Vesa Nilsson shares his views about Moodmetric and the future of jewels.

What were your first thoughts when you heard of Moodmetric?

I thought it’s similar to the Mood Ring from the 70s! After seeing the first demo I realized that it has much more dimensions than that. The technology inside the ring, and the user interface was really convincing and got me really interested about the project.

Have you been interested in combining technology to jewerly before?

Tecnology in our daily lives has increased and it has brought challenges not only related to usability but also how wearable the tech actually is and what is the message it delivers. How do the equipment and gadgets modify our wardrobe and style? Do we want to look like cyborgs or hide the tech? The tech is coming to dressing, jewelry and fashion.

The tech is coming to dressing, jewelry and fashion

People have used jewerly for about 7000 years and reasons to wear them have changed over centuries. The common factor has always been a personal relationship to the jewel and especially memories associated with it. Today, if we want, the tech enables saving the memories and data very concretely. The jewel itself can measure our bodily functions and quality of sleep, it can store pictures and moments that can be shared with others.

For me as a designer it is extremely intriguing to have a possibility to make jewels that can protect us, improve our wellbeing and health, and add quality to our lives.

What were the main things to consider when you started working with the design?

My aim was to create a jewel without highlighting the technical function

The starting point for the Moodmetric Ring design was the technology inside: electronics assembly and conductive rings, and equally usability and manufacturability. My aim was to create a jewel without highlighting the technical function. The purpose was to make a ring that the wearer wants to use in her everyday life.

What was the most difficult constraint dictated by the tech part of the ring? How did you solve it?

It was very challenging to have the ring fitting to everyone: everyone´s fingers are of different size and shape, and the measurement is very exact requiring the contact to be constant. One-size-fits-all was out of the question, as well as very wide selection of sizes. But we came out well, with a good fitting and measurability for everyone.

How do you see the future of smart jewerly? How you think the technology will affect the jewerly market? Are there some other trends in jewelry market that are upcoming?

I strongly believe that jewelry will have more functions in the future, they will not remain just decorative items. They can be equipment that link to personal wellbeing, to relationships with others or to the health and medical systems.

In ancient times the jewelry often had mystic healing or protective powers related to them by folklore that are now here for real.

You are doing a thesis work at the moment, and Moodmetric is a part of it. Can you tell shortly what is it about?

The Moodmetric project lit up my interest on the topic: design, handicraft, technology and the possibilities coming from combining them in future jewerly. I have over 20 years of experience of silver/goldsmith work as well as a designer and a craftsman.

Jewels and other personal objects should reflect the thoughts of the user, not the designer

Designing jewels is very close to telling silent stories and describing emotions. A jewelry designer tries to give a form to something we think or feel or create in us emotions that we want to share. And which we want to wear! Designing jewels is and art form that does not forget usability, unlike industrially designed everyday objects where “form follows emotion”.

I compare designing jewels to composing music: when the result is successful it is like a good piece of music that becomes a part of our lives and raises emotions in us.

Having so many things around us today, the desirability of a product is defined by how it resonates with us, what story it tells to us. “Idea of craft” is more and more essential in designing products with other aspects than usability. Jewels and other personal objects should reflect the thoughts of the user, not the designer. What I will bring up in my thesis work is especially the idea of combining humanity and individuality to technology products. I want to add some “soul” to technology!