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The Mentor/PAL system developed by Sandia National Labs is designed to help teams collaborate more effectively. It will be able to advise people if they are not being effective, are talking too much or are too tired to be useful etc. Hmmm…..

‘The research project, known as Mentor/Pal, is in two parts – the Personal Assistance Link (Pal) made up of tiny sensors and transmitters monitoring each team member, and the Mentor computer program which will process information from each Pal unit…Each Pal unit monitors perspiration and heartbeat, reads facial expressions and head motions, analyses voice tones and correlates these to keep individuals informed with an up-to-the-moment account of how they are feeling…’

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