These 5 Thoughtful Gadgets Might Benefit Your Brain
Guest post by Jen Webber, Marketing Associate at eAccidents
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post.
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Before you consider buying anything always consider if you really need it. Consumerism and materialism harm the environment and make us egoistic and unhappy, so be careful with gadgets! If you think you might need to train your brain, please read further.
Psychology and brain health are at the forefront of concerns following last year’s isolating, depressing, emotionally and mentally crippling lockdowns. With work just as stressful as ever, but with the added complications of a post-pandemic readjustment, we’re all looking for new ways to destress, relax our minds, and treat our lingering depressions and anxieties.
Treatments and Gadgets That Might Benefit Your Brain
1. TMS depression treatment
We’ve seen some real leaps forward in mental health treatments in the last few decades. For example, TMS depression treatment is growing in popularity, with clinics mainly concentrated in California. This treatment has generated fantastic results but is simply unavailable in a clinical setting. To address this problem, there’s a growing interest in the development of at-home TMS technology, and in the next few years, we may see TMS kits for home use enter the mainstream. Until then, have a look at this crop of innovative gadgets that promise to soothe your brain, increase focus, and increase mindfulness.
2. Kasina DeepVision
Here’s a neat twist on VR: virtual reality for meditators. Named in reference to an ancient, visual-centric meditation method, Kasina DeepVision aims to induce positive mood shifts. The device includes over 70 session presets, but users are encouraged to construct their own sessions to better suit their needs. The brains behind Kasina are confident this delivery of light and sound is exactly what the doctor ordered. Not that you need a doctor’s note — Kasina DeepVision is available direct from the manufacturer and is plug-and-play out of the box.
3. Muse 2 Meditation Headband
Another useful gadget for the meditation crowd, the Muse 2 Meditation Headband provides live feedback during meditation. What kind of feedback? Well, basically anything you would want to know, except the weather forecast. Using the associated smartphone app, you can view your heart rate and brain activity, and monitor your breathing. You can even help a friend with their meditation by having them wear the headband while you monitor the app, allowing them to focus on their session instead of their phone.
4. Moodoo Air Purifier and Diffuser
Scent and air quality make a massive difference in our moods. People who live in places with poor air quality, like large urban and industrial centers, usually report a worse overall mood than those living in wide-open areas with clean air. It’s the same situation indoors, and that’s why the air purifier market has always been an innovative one. Enter the Moodoo Air Purifier and Diffuser, designed with stress relief in mind. This smart diffuser uses recyclable scent pods to feather the air in your home with relaxing aromas, for some casual aromatherapy.
5. Flow Neuroscience tDCS Headset
While we might not have at-home TMS treatment products at the time of this writing, there is something available that’s in the same ballpark of electronic brain stimulation: the Flow Neuroscience tDCS Headset. tDCS stands for Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, an offshoot technology of classic direct current stimulation. A weak current is passed through the cranium, altering the potential of neurons so they become more or less likely to fire.
This is an effective depression treatment, with users reporting desirable effects over a six-week period of self-treatment, during which time 18 30-minute treatment sessions are performed. This is the first product of its kind to hit the European market: a non-invasive electrotherapy device that can be operated by the patient in the comfort of their own home, and with the help and guidance of a virtual therapist.