by My Nguyen

December 13, 2016

Wearables for Stress Management

Stress is a part of modern life, however, our health and productivity can be dramatically affected if we suffer stress in long term. Chronic stress can literally kill you, increasing your risk for heart attack and stroke by up to 50%. Don’t worry! The good news is that you can stay away from stress with these wearable devices.

Lief
Lief is a smart patch which can help you stay calm and focused throughout the day by controlling your body’s natural stress response. You just have to put Lief on the morning, then forget about it. When your body needs a reset or it’s time to train, Lief will quietly vibrate to notice you. It guides your breath to your heart’s restorative rhythm. Exhale with the vibration. Just 3 minutes of breathing with your heart improves your natural stress response and ability to focus. Moreover, it is able to record your heart rate variability, measure your breath speed and consistency, and collect your mood throughout the day. Besides, it is designed to comfortably fit and bend with your torso. The patch is just 6mm thin and sits under your clothes discreetly.

Thync
Thync is a product to actively elevate your mood and lower stress by giving you the power to change the way you feel. Research has shown that massages, splashes and kisses all stimulate nerves on your head and neck that signal your brain to change the way you feel. Therefore, Thync works by stimulating the same nerves with safe and low-level electrical pulses. The energy vibes give you a boost by acting on your brain’s adrenaline system. The calm vibes give you by slowing down the production of stress. Like any sort of training, Thync gets better with time, and lasting results are best with regular use (4-6 times per week).

WellBe
The WellBe is an elegant, light-weight bracelet and mobile app designed to support your emotional well-being. It is using heart rate monitoring sensors that track your heart rate for 3 minutes every hour. Along with the WellBe app, it analyses heart rate variability to determine your stress level based on time, location, events and people you meet. Besides it also provides you with ways of reducing your stress levels such as meditation and focused breathing.

Muse
Muse is a great solution to reduce symptoms associated with stress, depression and anxiety. Muse is the brain sensing headband helping you get the most out of meditation through real-time audio feedback based on the state of your brain. The headband measures whether your mind is calm or active. When you’re calm, you will hear the sound of peaceful weather. If Muse senses your mind wandering, you’ll hear the weather’s sounds get stronger, gently guide you back to calm.

Sona
Sona is a fashionable wristband that can keep your wellness in balance by tracking physical activity and training your resilience to stress. Sona is integrated with advanced sensor tracking Heart Rate Variability (HRV). It is the metric providing you your overall health and stress level. Not only does Sona measure stress level, but it also relieve stress with five Resonance breathing mediation sessions for focus and calm.

Sona Connected Bracelet for Mind & Body from CAEDEN on Vimeo.

The idea of a lifestyle and wellness-focused wearable, rather than one that’s all about fitness and weight loss, is intriguing. It may be the time to say goodbye to a modern stressful lifestyle. Enjoy your life!