While technology does a lot to distract us from the present and bring us stress, it can also do a lot to help us relax and be more present. As much as I like to encourage people to set their devices down and be present, we all use technology—it’s not going anywhere! So why not embrace it and use in a way that will help us live a better life?
We’ve talked about using apps and even virtual reality to help us relax, but technology has come much further than that!
Take a look at these companies that have taken relaxation to a whole new level with the help of technology!
Back in 2015 Thync launched the first consumer wearable to help you feel more calm or energized within minutes. Imagine, more energy, without energy drinks or coffee! The device uses low levels of pulsed electrical energy to signal neural pathways. Baked with 40 years of experience and tested by thousands, this company knows what they’re doing! While the device is currently sold out in their site, the 2nd generation is set to release in the Spring of this year.
Foc.us has a variety of different consumer devices that use TDCS technology (transcranial Direct Current Stimulation). The devices deliver a constant current to your brain and primes your brain cells to fire more readily. Originally developed for gamers, the company now offers specific versions to help athletes as well.
The benefits of meditation are really countless, but it can be difficult. Muse aims to help make mediating easier by providing you with real-time feedback into what’s happening in your brain while you meditate. It can help you know when your mind is wandering and help to bring your attention back. Pretty cool, huh?
All the devices we’ve talked about so far focus on the brain, but not Spire. Spire knows that the breath can be a good indicator of your mood. Clip the device into your belt or a bra and it will count your breaths throughout the day. And when you need it, Spire will notify your phone when you seem stressed and you can follow along with meditations in the app. The device also works as a normal activity tracker, tracking your activity, steps, calories, and more!
Which one do you want to try?!