New SENSATE Stress Management Wearable Unveiled

On Tuesday morning in London, Stress management technology developer, BioSelf Technology, unveiled SENSATE – a wearable device and app that tracks and reduces stress in real-time.

So how does it work? We’re told that SENSATE is the first device to both track biometric stress markers and reduce stress levels, on the spot, giving the wearer the ability to reach meditation-like states to promote enhanced relaxation.

According to the World Health Organization, stress-related illnesses cost the UK economy tens of billions of dollars every year year.

The small, pebble-like device is placed comfortably against the chest and collects biometric data on stress markers, including heart rate, respiration, posture, temperature and mood. This data is fed back to the SENSATE app on the wearer’s smartphone, which uses proprietary algorithms to analyze the data and calculate the optimum therapeutic response of SENSATE for the wearer.

“Based on the app algorithm, a patent-pending biofeedback loop causes the SENSATE device to emit sub-audible sound waves that are felt through the chest rather than heard, and have been demonstrated to have a calming effect on the autonomic nervous system and vagus nerve,” the company tell us. Stimulating the vagus nerve is scientifically proven to lower stress levels, however it is notoriously difficult to consciously control this nerve without years of meditation or yoga training; until now.

Additionally, a provided media release notes that SENSATE also uses headphones to deliver pleasing natural sounds and music integrated with sound waves that guide brain activity towards specific frequencies.

“I see the need for this technology every day in my clinic,” says BioSelf Technology CEO Stefan Chmelik. “Stress has a huge and growing impact on the daily lives of people all over the world, and we have developed SENSATE to directly combat the negative effect that it is having on society.”

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