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New wearables want to change how you feelWearables are one of the biggest trends in the technology world right now. As CNET's Lexy Savvides reports, a new wave of devices want to do more than just monitor your heart rate: they aim to change the way you feel.
[MUSIC] From tracking your heart rate to watching every step you take, today's wearables know a lot about you. But what if they could do more than just monitor? Here at the Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco, a new generation of devices look and feel different to the wearables we know now. The doppel is a wearable device that sits on the side of your risk. It delivers a vibration that feels like a heartbeat, with the creators claiming that it can change the way you feel. If its pulse is really fast, that makes you feel more energized, more alert. And if it's slow, that calms you down. The user strokes the surface of the dopple to deliver a slower beat, or squeezes it to speed up the pace. That's very intense. Yeah, this could be a bit much, because you're just sitting down. I feel very much like I'm talking faster now, like I feel like I wanna talk faster, and I feel like Things are moving much more quickly. Like I could get up and sort of do jumping jacks or something like that. The aura ring looks like an ordinary piece of jewelery. But houses an infrared LED to track your pulse. A 3D accelerometer and a temperature sensor. Users can keep track of recovery levels and sleep phases. Aura says that users can then adjust their daily exertion based on how much energy the app says they have. Then there's the UpRight, a device that attaches to your lower back to correct your posture. It vibrates when it senses you slouch. This biofeedback is designed to train your muscle memory to keep your back straight. Wearables don't just wanna monitor how you feel, but hope to make you feel better. In San Francisco, Lexi Savvides, www.CNET.com for CBS News.