Several interesting premise unites a growing number of wireless devices. They do not connect you to something or to someone. Rather, they promise to help you disconnect from it all: friends, strangers, news, jobs, stress, sadness. You have to wear these electronics on your body, and let them listen to your brain signals and send low-level electrical currents through the skull, or remind you to breathe. Estimated end result: You’ll feel calmer and more focused, their manufacturers say

The latest gadget to share this is Sona, a smart bracelet, which is available for pre-order now from the launch in New York. Caeden. Caeden says Sona helps improve attention to who is “and the general reaction to stress and anxiety by measuring and interpreting heart rate variability, or the time intervals between your heartbeats – biometric, whose role in health has become clearer after decades of research on human beings as different as Russian astronauts, athletes, high performance, as well as patients with asthma.

Eventually, the corresponding application is designed to find out what heart rate variability wearer is supposed to be. The application will guide you through meditation exercises, designed to align your breathing and heart rate, which is ideally strengthen automatic response of your body to stress and gives you personalized advice about your habits. “If you have depression, heart rate variability, that day, it may be due to being sick, you do not get enough sleep, your stress levels are high, like chronic stress, or you have been overtraining, “Caeden CEO Nora Levinson said Buzzfeed News.


heart rate variability is closely related to the balance between the sympathetic nervous system – the “fight or flight” response, that raises the heart rate in stressful situations – and the parasympathetic system, which slows down the heart rate during relaxation. With the high variability of the heart rate is usually a sign of good health of the heart, because it indicates that both systems are strong. However, heart rate variability may be low when the sympathetic system is too dominant, too weak parasympathetic, or both

Sona -. Slim, fashionable bracelet, which comes in rose gold, gold and black for $ 199 ($ ​​129 for pre-order) – the variability measure heart rate (plus other factors associated with the movement) with an accuracy that is 3% of the regular tests activity of the heart rate, in accordance with the Caeden. It can track levels of activity, practically all the garments done, but Levinson said that her product is aimed at consumers who are more interested in dealing with stress and live a balanced life. During a test run with the prototype Sona, I struggled to breathe as slowly as the application wanted me – apparently, I said that day – and while I can not say that I was instantly filled with Zen experience did help me to understand how often my breaths were short and jagged instead of full.


Caeden developed Sona under the guidance of scientific advisors who are among the leading researchers in the field: Eugene Vaschillo of Rutgers University, and his wife, Dr. Armour Vaschillo, who said said she hopes that Sona will provide access to treatment for all types of customers. “They do not need to go to the doctor or sophisticated equipment or testing,” she said Buzzfeed News.

study on heart rate variability rises as the 1960s, when scientists began to study it as a way to determine if Russian cosmonauts are suitable to go into space. Studies have since suggested that heart rate variability biofeedback – a name for the technology to prepare the people to change the variability and dominant rhythms of heart activity -. It can improve athletic performance and to help patients with asthma, depression and irritable bowel syndrome, even

not only available Sona socks, which measures heart rate variability; Polar products also do so. But, says Levinson, those designed for serious athletes; Sona less intrusive and designed to be worn every day, and forget (it lasts up to four days for a fee). We are “building a product that does not feel as gadget minutes or so medical wider range of people will be more willing to wear it,” she said.