Life-changing IoT: Put It in Your Ears or Wrap It Around Your Head and Say Goodbye to Stress
The Moment It is Put in Your Ears or Wraps Around Your Head Like Eyeglasses, Stress Goes Away!
According to the Glossary of Psychological Terms, ‘stress’ is the feeling of anxiety and threat when faced with overwhelming situations either psychologically or physiologically (Lazarus, 1993). (2014. 4. Korean Psychological Association). We are constantly under stress from squabbling, frustrations and incidents in everyday life. Stress lowers work productivity and study efficiency by deteriorating the faculty of memory and concentration, and negatively influences health with decreased appetite, poor quality of sleep and a compromised immune system. Meditation is a good way of reducing stress, but controlling your breathing to calm your mind is not as easy as it sounds.
A simple means of meditation is achieved by a variety of IoT techniques. Simply hang one of these new devices in your ears or wrap it around your head like glasses, and it will work together with your smartphone to fight off stress anywhere and anytime. Using their own custom apps and software, all of these wearable products are achieved using advanced packaging technologies that shrink the enabling electronics into incredibly small spaces.
First, AYO a product that you wear like glasses emits blue light that optimizes the body’s hormone secretion so you can spend the day full of vigor. It also adjusts your body to the new time zone on an overseas trip, so you won’t have a sleepless night or nod off during the day. The ELF Emmit, Muse, and Melon are for wrapping around the head. ELF Emmit uses the five types of brain waves to improve concentration, relieve stress, enable deep learning and meditation, and provide a better quality of sleep. Muse measures brain signals like a heart rate sensor to change the brain and improve the ability to cope with stress. Melon uses a fun game and the function to improve reflexes for better concentration, better ability to think and increased capability to control stress. (Reference: IoT Product Information Introduction)
Putting Vigor Back to Your Body, AYO
Around 20 minutes of blue light optimizes internal hormone secretion according to personal preference and lifestyle. The optimization of melatonin leads to refreshing sleep and adjusts the body to new time zone to overcome jet lag, and invigorates the body to be more energetic and healthy. It can be used either with iPhone or Android phone.
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Bringing Body and Mind Together, ELF Emmit
From the cutting-edge neuroscience, a wave of a certain frequency brings positive change in your everyday life. It helps improve concentration, relieve stress, enables deep learning and meditation, and gives better quality of sleep by employing five types of brain waves: high frequency Beta wave for concentration, Alpha wave control for relieving stress, Alpha wave for learning and retaining, slow Theta wave for meditation and super-slow Delta wave for deep sleep. It can be used either with an iPhone or Android phone.
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Brainband for Peace of Mind, Muse
It consists of seven precisely adjusted sensors, with two on the forehead, two behind the ear and three reference sensors to detect and measure brain activity. The brain signal is analyzed in real-time as sounds of a gentle breeze and provide feedback on meditation. You can hear the quiet and peaceful sound of a breeze when your mind is relaxed, and louder noises when your mind is troubled. After each session, you can check your meditation graph and chart, and the results are saved securely in your personal account. Muse also provides points, goals, challenges and bonus so your meditation can improve. It can be used either with an iPhone or Android phone.
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Brain Training for Improved Concentration, Melon
It listens to electric activity from the brain and connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth to help with mental concentration training. Melon’s game is based on principles of neuroscience to improve the core recognition capability for concentration and the faculty of memory. This approach consists of three fun games and a function to improve reflexes, so the user can learn about themselves. Also, deeper understanding is achieved by saving and replaying the data that tracks where you concentrate best while doing the things you like the most. It can be used either with an iPhone or Android phone.
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The author, Sangwook Ahn, is a freelance copywriter creating advertisement and promotion material for domestic and foreign companies and public offices, planning company newspapers and writing. He dreams of a happy world with huge interest in cutting-edge digital culture and everyone sharing and fully enjoying the novelty and affluence.