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Date

October 2, 2017

Title

Hitachi develops smartphone technology measuring happiness

Release Digest

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Hitachi, Ltd today announced the development of technology that utilizes data from the accelerometer embedded in smartphones to measure the collective happiness level of an organization (organizational activation level). This technology will not only greatly expand the number of users who can participate in happiness measurement, but also as greatly extends the scope of influence.

Based on this, Hitachi has launched a new concept of "Happiness Planet" whereby the activities of individuals towards raising the organizational happiness level, is shared and utilized on the scale of industrial sectors, regions or countries, and by raising the happiness level of the whole, becomes part of a cycle/framework that feeds back to the individuals. Using this technology, Hitachi will conduct verification field tests, and through further development, will work towards the realization of "Happiness Planet" and its proliferation.

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