MoodBox, The World's First Smart Speaker That Senses Human Emotions, Shift to Indiegogo InDemand

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MoodBox, helps understand its users' feelings and manage stress by creating a personal playlist and ambiance shatters crowdfunding goal raising nearly $60,000 thanks to over 325 backers

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We can’t wait to start shipping the Moodbox to our backers. We want to personally thank each one of them for their support

MoodBox, the first speaker to use emotional intelligence to enhance any mood with the perfect music & light, has concluded its successful crowdfunding campaign and has now shifted sales to Indiegogo InDemand.

MoodBox raised just under $60,000 during their Indieigogo campaign, surpasses its goal by nearly $20,000. Pre-orders at discounted prices for consumers will now be available on Indiegogo InDemand, a platform for successful crowdfunding campaigns to continue to fulfill demand from new backers.

“We are absolutely thrilled that so many people around the world have such a passionate interest in MoodBox.” said creator Pascale Fung, PhD. “We can’t wait to start shipping the Moodbox to our backers. We want to personally thank each one of them for their support.”

The MoodBox speaker operates with cutting edge sensory recognition technology named “Emi”.
Emi constantly collects and analyzes audio signals and music lyrics to provide efficient retrieval of millions of songs by genres, styles, mood, and artist. Emi not only converses, but also suggests appropriate music, adjusts the lighting to music, reports on weather conditions, and offers wake-up calls.

Research shows that individuals with greater self-awareness and emotional intelligence are happier and more effective at work and successful in relationships.

MoodBox features include:

  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Enabled Speaker and Light
  • Personal Voice Assistant and DJ called Emi
  • Mood Detection and Tracking
  • Multi-lingual. Emi understands Mandarin Chinese and English speakers with American, British, Indian and Australian accents
  • Available in two styles: Classic and Premium

For more information and to pre-order MoodBox visit: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/moodbox-smart-speaker-that-senses-your-emotions

About MoodBox/ iVo Technologies:
iVo Technologies was founded in 2014 by HKUST students, alumni with professor Dr. Pascale Fung. iVo builds intelligent machines that are more empathetic – robots that can recognize your emotion and intent and respond accordingly. iVo’s first product, MoodBox, is an emotionally intelligent wireless speaker that can sense your emotions and empathize with your feelings by sharing music and light that caters to your different moods.

It is also aware of the time of the day, the weather, and the music that you have been listening to and uses machine learning to learn how you listen to music on the device and what music you listen to. You can control the device using voice commands. Voice commands in English and Mandarin are currently supported.

MoodBox is also a thermostat for your mood, having the ability to extract features from your voice to detect mood from what you say to the device and how you say it. By keeping a diary of your moods, you can easily find out if your job, your family, the day of the week or the weather influences your mood & why.

Pascale, a world leader in Artificial Intelligence research and technology has been recognized by The Scientific American, The World Economic Forum and by industry leaders worldwide for her advancements in this field. Pascale is a fellow of the IEEE and the ISCA. She is also a former member of technical stall at AT&T Bell Labs.

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