Are you telling the truth? Well, now there is a way to find that out without you being asked. Kokoro Scanner by Takara Tomy tells if a person is telling the truth or lying. Yeah, it sounds like a good thing to have at home. Not convinced? The Kokoro Scanner is real and has been created by a toy-company based in Japan – Takara Tomy.
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.
Nonetheless, the people who have used it are of the opinion that the Kokoro Scanner is quite accurate and doubles the joy at parties! Check out the video below for more details: