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Truth Detector Wristband Gauges Your Truthiness

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Written by Paul Strauss | July 14, 2009

Perfect for interviewing prospective job candidates, this truth-detecting wristband is a must have for human resources managers.


The wearable TRUTH wristband uses a set of red and blue LEDs, tied to a circuit that measures GSR (galvanic skin response). GSR is often used in lie detector tests – a questionable practice in and of itself. As the wearer’s galvanic “emotional arousal” increases, the lights turn red, and as it decreases, the lights turn a cool blue. As you can see from the video clip below, it’s seems to do a much better job detecting excitement than anything else. Especially nipple stimulation.

The TRUTH kit includes everything you need, to make your own TRUTH wristband, but does require experience assembling electronics and soldering. It’s available over at the MakerSHED for $44.95 (USD).