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Galvanic skin response is named after the Italian physician and physicist Luigi Galvani, who in the late eighteenth century first began generating muscle movements in frogs and other animals via electric current ("animal electricity," he called it, and humans were not far behind in the experiments of his acolytes, such as his nephew Giovanni Aldini).
This raw data includes measurements of heat flux, skin temperature, motion and galvanic skin response.
Some of the health sensors available on the Microsoft Band include galvanic skin response sensor, heart rate tracker, accelerometer, gyroscope, GPS, ambient sensor, sensor for measuring temperature of the skin, ultraviolet radiation sensor and capacitive sensor.
Motorola said that a user speaking falsehoods may exhibit different galvanic skin response than a truth-telling individual.