Stressed during your commute? Time for “Livin’ on a Prayer.” Or at least it will be if Microsoft develops the headphones one of its researchers is currently working on. Called “Septimu,” these new headphones would take your standard earbuds to a whole new level — by playing music suited to your mood.
According to the project’s research page, Septimu headphones would contain IMUs (internal measurement units, used for tracking movement), a thermometer and a heart rate monitor. The headphones would be able to do things like detect your posture, keep a health diary, and monitor exercise patterns — features that will likely appeal to those interested in the “quantified self” movement, or using digital insights as tools to better ourselves.
Source: Huffington Post