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Björk and HTC team up - creating VR album and a wearable for emotions reading

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Well, if anyone was going to do a crazy album using VR, Björk was the lady for the job. She's teamed up with Vive creators HTC to create the VR Album Exhibition, an interactive audio/visual experience that takes select tracks from her eight studio album Vulnicura. The exhibition will be set up at select dates on her huge 18-month-long global tour for her LP, with the Vivid Festival in Sydney tomorrow being the first .

Users will be able to pop on a HTC Vive and get the full immersive experience, with Björk even taking on DJing duties while your dancing about/getting ever so slightly freaked out at Björk in a costume while in VR. The VR experience itself will be a mixture of live footage and animations, with different sections that encourage the viewer to interact with it.

And also the creation of wearables tha t helps boost your emotional well being. That's what startup Vinaya hopes to offer with the Zenta. Currently
seeking funds on Indiegogo (where the campaign has already surpassed its $100,000 goal), the Zenta offers the usual wearable tracking options - sleep monitoring, activity tracking, etc - but also tracks how you're feeling.

According to its creators, it does this by measuring details such as your heartrate and your respiration to define just how happy or stressed you are and sending your messages via a bespoke smartphone app to warn you when you're getting too annoyed or stressed out. You can currently pre-order a Zenta Sport band in black via Indiegogo for $119 (£82) as part of its early bird deal (that's a cool 50% off).


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