To consider the world of wearable technology without fitness trackers and monitors today would be pretty much an understatement. It’s literally reimagined the entire concept of staying fit and monitoring your health status with fancy gadgets that can be worn either on the head or the wrist or even on your clothes. Though there still lies that tinge of doubt as to whether you’re looking silly wearing those trackers all around yourself, let’s face it – sometimes it’s about trying to look different and imbibe a new culture faster than others. In this case, the story is about inculcating a wearable technology in your everyday lifestyle before someone else in your locality does. This thirst has also led to an increase in the fitness conscious generation who now believe in working out everyday so that they get the right score on their Jawbone.
While most of the trackers out there are more targeted for the fitness enthusiasts for counting steps or burnt calories, there are some unique fitness concerned wearables as well. Take for example, Lumo Lift that is concerned in eliminating faulty body postures and does blend with your everyday style quotient. So is this interesting headband from Interaxon which after going through a lavish Indiegogo campaign towards the end of 2012, has literally brought in a breath of fresh air in the world of wearables by bringing interactive meditation for all. To make the most out of Muse, you don’t need to sit at a still position for hours staring at some dumb photograph on the wall or try to chant stuff you never figured out the meaning of and that’s why this is probably a stress buster not only in words but in action too.
Foster Your Brain With Positivity
As told by Ramana Maharshi, “When there are thoughts, it is distraction: when there are no thoughts, it is meditation.” With the psychologists of Harvard University deducing that people spend 46.9 percent of their waking hours thinking about something other than what they’re doing, it’s difficult to combat stress and keep you mind calm most of the times. But the latter is definitely vital in order to keep distractions aside and develop focus and more attention in your life. By learning to keep one’s mind relaxed and devoid of any negativities, you’ll actually foster optimism in your way of living. As told on Muse’ website, “In a 2007 Harvard School of Health study that, for 20 years, looked at more than 6000 men and women aged 25 to 74, they found that emotional vitality — a sense of enthusiasm, of hopefulness, of engagement in life, and of the ability to face life’s stresses with emotional balance — appears to reduce the risk of heart disease.” This is the area where Muse fits in as a brain sensing headband which analyses your brain activity and helps you manage your stress levels accordingly.
Improve Your Mental State in 3 Minutes Per Day
Coming from the team who are best known for their installation at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, Muse improves your mental state in areas such as focus, composure, productivity, motivation, and emotional intelligence in just 3 minutes per day. It’s definitely nurturing meditation and peace in your life but by not grabbing a chunk of your valuable time. Since it’s a lightweight, portable headband that pairs with your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, you can easily carry it along anywhere you go and just take out 3 minutes from your busy schedule once in a while for in order to give your mind some rest. The app guides you through the focused attention exercises that enables you to stay focused and see the improvements for yourself. Everytime you start the app and relax your brain, you’ll be transported to a calm environment such as a beach, the weather of which will reflect the state of your mind. If your mind wanders, so will be the weather. So, your challenge will be to keep the weather calm which in turn will actually help in destressing your mind and making it more strong in terms of culturing positivity and optimism. In their elaborate review on the headband, even Mashable calls it a “thinkable” instead of a wearable.
Drive Away Negativities Once and For All
The operation principle of Muse is based on electroencephalography (EEG) which is a scientifically proven method that detects stress levels. Just like the way a heart monitor measures changes in the electrical field around your heart, Muse does the same only for your brain. So, there’s no harm wearing it in order to drive away those negative and stressful thoughts from your day at times. The headband is adjustable so that you get to enjoy a comfy fit which has 5 forehead sensors and 2 SmartSense conductive rubber ear sensors to detect your brain’s electrical signals. The detection these sensors make are easily transferred on the app via Bluetooth so that you get to observe your results and work for improving them over the course of time.
What makes the headband more coveted is the fact that apart from being a unique stress buster, it looks elegant and stylish as well. So, you may not wonder about looking silly or crazy during those mini-stress free breaks you take with it during the day. Available in black or white colors and priced at $299, this headband will surely reduce your meditation or relaxation expenses you spend at some therapy center or somewhere alike. Combat stress and those unwanted negativities from your life in just 3 minutes per day. Muse is a must-have for all those who are looking for some peace from the noise around. Happy Gadgeting!