“Mark Twain once said that truth is stranger than fiction,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple. “Well, last week the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Microsoft that confirms that very saying.”

“Today Fitbit is duking it out with Samsung’s Gear and there’s great anticipation regarding Apple’s possible entry into the wearables market this fall with a health-related device with advanced biosensors,” Purcher reports. “While Microsoft is considering a smartwatch as well, it now appears that they may want to take a completely different course that’s quite eccentric.”

“They’ve invented a mood changing/health device in the form of a robotic butterfly,” Purcher reports. “What’s the use of having a stress gauging app on your smartwatch or smartphone if you have no way of doing anything about it, right? So in Microsoft’s great wisdom, they think that a robotic butterfly fluttering all about you changing colors will change your mood for the better in no time flat. ”

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