Kokoro Scanner Is A Lie Detector Which Is Great For Parties
The gadget is worn on the forehead and flashes different colors to represent a person’s truthfulness. In essence, it works like a polygraph. The infrared rays are used to monitor the pulse of the person wearing it. The gadget drafts a baseline first and then uses the monitored heart rate to determine the truth. Upon being asked a question, the user wearing the gadget will respond, the device will check the heart rate and shall compare this data with the baseline established already. The green light indicates that the person is telling the truth, yellow light suggests that there might be a chance that the person is lying while a red light depicts that the user is lying.
The light is attached onto the user’s forehead so they can’t tell what color is being flashed. The gadget has been designed for party games such as ‘truth or dare’ and aims at making such games more fun to play. Japan enjoys prime party time at the end of year and hence this gadget is, at present, becoming a bestseller in Japan. It is also being sold in US for $50 and comes equipped with 15 questions on different subjects varying from secret fantasies to relationships.
The video released by company says, “Everyone will have a fun, exciting time together.” The inspiration came from a gadget that the Japan Police Force uses to filter out sex offenders from new recruits. That being said, the Kokoro scanner is only a toy and you can’t expect it to be efficient enough to hold others accountable for anything that it considers lies.
In a nutshell, calm down and just play with it to have fun; not to have serious fights or question if your partner is cheating on you.
it can be a great gadget for parties we are not thinking about any serious uses of the gadget as yet.
The Kokoro Scanner Lie Detector Headset features:
- Includes Kokoro Scanner, band, question cards (in Japanese)
- Power: LR44 button batteries x 2
- Instructions: Japanese (but easy to use)
Release Date 30 October, 2014.