British company creates wristband that tells your boss if you're unhappy

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Newstalk ZB,
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Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 2:50PM
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British company creates wristband that tells your boss if you're unhappy

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 2:50PM

A wristband created by a British health technology firm is helping people track the wellbeing of their friends, family and employees in lockdown.

The gadget, which links to a mobile phone app and web interface, has two buttons, one yellow and one blue. The idea is that you press the yellow one if you are feeling happy, and the blue one if you are sad.

Aimed at companies who wish to monitor the wellbeing of staff who are working from home, the idea is that employees are encouraged to wear the wristband (they can say no), and press the relevant button as they see fit throughout the working week.

Managers can then view an online dashboard to see how workers are feeling and coping. With bosses no longer able to check in physically with their team, Moodbeam hopes to bridge the gap.

Moodbeam co-founder Christina Colmer McHugh joined Kate Hawkesby to talk about the innovation.

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