Can A Wearable Device Change Your Mental State?

ThyncThe wearable device market is saturated, from Fitbits to smart watches. But a new gadget featured on CBS Morning News piqued my interest. It's called Thync.

Just launched this past June, Thync is said to be the first consumer wearable that enables you to shift mental states in minutes. That's right, instead of a cup of coffee to boost your morning energy or a glass of wine to ease your evening, Thync can supposedly make you feel calmer or energized when needed.

So, how does it work? According to the electronic company, the neurosignaling device is operated with an accompanying app to deliver Thync Vibes, which help you achieve calm or increase your energy level.

Thync's CEO and co-founder Isy Goldwasser says, "Our mission at Thync is to ‘unlimit’ people. Thync brings together innovations in neuroscience and engineering so you can access your own abilities."

Placed on one's forehead, many may ask if this is a health risk. In a release, the company says that Thync maintains compliance with international safety standards and consumer product guidelines. They call the waves, "Vibes," which are neurosignaling waveforms.

Based upon research from neuroscientists and engineers from Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Arizona State University, Thync’s technology relies on low levels of pulsed electrical energy to signal specific neural pathways, allowing users to dial up or dial down their stress responses and energy levels. Thync states that their safety is supported by more than 40 years of electrical stimulation product use and has been tested and validated on thousands of people in labs and real world scenarios.

So now the question is, how much does it cost? $299.00 - not bad, if it really works.

More information can be found at www.thync.com

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