Researchers at Brigham Young University (USA) said that they can now record the emotional state of a computer user by the way he controls the mouse.
According to data published in the journal MIS Quarterly, at the time of anger or other negative emotions, a person's hand motility changes when manipulating the mouse. Movements become sharp and uneven. Conversely, in the hands of a calm user, the mouse moves in a straight line with minor zigzags.
According to one of the initiators of the research, Professor Jeffrey Jenkins, the results of such monitoring could be best used by website developers to improve their product quality.
“By being able to assess negative emotional states, ” explains Professor Jenkins, “we can adjust the website we are creating and help relieve stress. Websites will no longer be "silent" as they gain the ability to feel. "