When the mouse is your therapist too

The "SensDevice" model monitors your stress level.

Hot Forest Technology

Of all the computer gear on the desktop, the mouse is clearly the most nurturing. After all, what other peripheral gives massages and keeps you warm ?

So this latest feature seems like a natural progression: reducing stress. That, at least, is the claim made by U.K.-based Hot Forest Technology, whose "SensDevice" mouse supposedly monitors its user's stress levels through built-in biofeedback technology such as electrodes that make contact with the skin. When the system detects that you're about to freak, according to Shiny Shiny, it recommends certain stress-relieving exercises that are appropriate for the occasion.

We remain skeptical but, if it does work, there may be hope yet for sufferers of the dreaded " mouse rage syndrome ."

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