Building on their earlier $1.4 million investment in bracelets to measure skin conductivity (sweating) as a proxy for student engagement, the Gates Foundation has decided to embark on a multi-million dollar investment in mood rings.
As you can see from their research results pictured above, the mood ring is capable of identifying a variety of student emotional states that could affect the learning environment. Teachers need to be particularly wary of the “hungry for waffles” mood because it is sometimes followed by the “flatulence” or “full bladder” mood.
Besides, mood rings are pretty groovy. And they can’t be any dumber than these Q Sensor bracelets.