Stress is inevitable. While there are a few things we can do to control our Stress, it will always be an unavoidable component of our lives. In a world where we are exposed to more new technology everyday than we were 10 to 15 years ago, one company is taking on the challenge of fighting stress. Not only are they making a difference in the world of health, but they’re doing so by using innovative technology that is used by us, the consumers. By being inclusive in how the product is designed and used, Lief Therapeutics is making everyone a part of the success story that’s about to unfurl. After all, how cool is it to have a simple and wearable patch for stress relief and tracking?
Who is Lief?
Lief Therapeutics is the company that is breaking new ground through advances in physical and psychological health. Their journey started while studying meditation and its effect on the human brain at Stanford and Harvard. After seeing the positive effects meditation had on a person’s health and wellbeing, the company began traveling through the Himalayas to study the brainwaves and heartbeats of Tibetan monks.
The founding members of the company are Rohan Dixit, Nathanael Wolfe, Billy Frese, and Narayan Brach. After studying the monks for almost a year, they returned to San Francisco and used their data and experiences to build the product they are now using to disrupt and enhance the medical and lifestyle fields.
According to the definition, “Lief” means “a beloved person or friend,” which just adds to the fascination of this dynamic company. The company’s Kickstarter, which has surpassed their original goal of $50,000 by over 500%, also has more information about who’s behind the project and the passion they have for what they’re accomplishing.
A Wearable Patch for Stress Relief
Unlike our smart watches and phones, the Lief smart patch is settling in new territory. By simply wearing the self-described comfortable device on your pectoral muscle throughout the day, you are constantly tracking information about your own stress levels, any anxiety you encounter, and much more through heart rate variability (HRV) and breath recording.
Lief uses this collected data to give you feedback on how to improve your everyday life. Lief also comes with its own app to store data on your smartphone, but works without the need of constant app supervision so you don’t have to worry about discretion when you’re moving through your day. When the device senses your stress levels are getting out of a healthy range, it vibrates and to begin guiding you through breathing exercises to get you back in sync with your heart’s restorative rhythm. Each breathing exercise, also referred to as a “dose” by Lief, takes about 3 minutes to get you back on track. The wearable is easy to use, and you feel the long-lasting results in real time.
Does Wearable Health Have a Future?
With new technology and gadgets like Lief’s smart patch, we are seeing a revolution in health. It’s a nice change to see products originally made for productivity are now being reimagined to help us maintain a more healthy lifestyle. What do you think of this new venture into the world of self-management and healthy living? Would you give Lief a shot?