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.

The Moodmetric Black_with green led

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.


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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Boys’ poker night out

What does a Texas hold’em night look like in the eyes of the autonomic nervous system? That’s a question I decided to find out with my Moodmetric, since I was going anyway. Moodmetric is a ring that measures your autonomic responces through electrical skin conductance. Some of my friends seemed to think this was cheating, but I explained that this is in the name of “science”.


This looks like a winning hand, let’s bet carefully


Yes, a pair of nines in the hand can sometimes bring in some chips

The first game was all suffering. No cards to play with and my bluffs didn’t work at all. It seems that in a table of twelve guys, someone always has good cards, which results in confident betting. I ended up putting it all in and losing it a full hour before the heads up!

In the second game, half of the guys were more interested in the Eurovision song contest, and only five were left playing. Suits me. A won hand early in the game left me with a big stack, which gave me a free ride for the next hour. Careful betting and checking worked. To my surprise, I was left in the heads up after some reckless all-ins of my pals. The heads up worked out for me, but in all fairness, it could have turned out in both ways.

In the name of science, I recorded all of this with Moodmetric. See my game flower with comments below!


My game flower in the Moodmetric App. Bigger radius means higher autonomic activation


OMG two pairs takes it all!

Measuring Meditation


There are things where you are not supposed to compete, and meditation for sure is one of them. It is something highly personal, between you and your mind, and not to be inspected by others.

But especially for beginners some feedback would be nice. Feeling restless is normal, thoughts come and go; need to go and buy more milk today… When you progress, it is easier to let go of the milk-thoughts and keep you mind clear, but the road can be long.

The Moodmetric Ring measures the movements of you mind and gives an exact score of your meditation or minfulness session. Yes, you get numerical result of how calm you mind was during the meditation! The app displays also a curve showing progress by the minute. It tells every side step of your mind, and shows a flat and steady line when you are calm.

Measuring meditation supports in getting familiar with your own mind. When disturbing thoughts are visible, it is easier to tackle them. You can also verify how easy (or difficult) it is to de-stress for example in the middle of a working day. And, why not, putting together a meditation competition – with yourself.

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!

Mood and Myself

Am I entitled to good moods or doomed to endless worries and stress? Many times it feels I can´t enjoy my time too much, because people and the things around me are not in a optimal state. The car needs repair, the pile of work deliverables is too high, mother´s birthday party is yet to be organized – and the kids – their needs are acute, end-of-the-world type and expressed very loudly.

Where can the happy me be in the middle of this? How to switch to a good mood after someone spilled juice on clean laundry – or even stay in good mood while it happens. Impossible. And as to having a wider scope; there is so much suffering in the world, I do deserve to have my daily load of cry, being late, having trouble of all sorts and as a consequence – bad mood. The most I can do is to hope the next day will be brighter.

But what if those seemingly happier people are right when their advice is to find the things you enjoy, bring them into your life, take a moment to yourself and stand above the little nuisances that will evidently happen? Should I give it a try?

The sun just started shining (it really did), I take it as a sign and decide to apply some new approaches today: I will walk outside for at least 20 minutes, not hurrying. I will enjoy a good lunch – in peace, if possible. If things at work do not go well, I will regardless find two positive things that day. If the kids get a hysterical attack, I will sneak out to my chocolate stash and have a small piece. Then I hold them and sing them their favorite songs until they calm down.