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Innovative gadgets for mental health

I found these two clever gadgets and wanted to share with you – I am not sure how effectve they are but I am always looking for new inventions and clever ideas related to mental health.


Reveal is a wearable device specifically aimed at those on the autistic spectrum. It measures and tracks anxiety in a bid to help you better understand the behavior of the person, as well as learn how to prevent meltdowns from occurring.

It works through sensors that, once combined with an advanced algorithm, can measure and track physiological signals that a problem is about to happen. It tracks the wearer’s heart-rate, body temperature and sweat levels, before noticing if something is amiss. Tied into a smartphone app, you’re then provided with a notification that something is wrong.

When it’s frequently hard for the child to communicate a problem, or they don’t realize what’s about to happen, it’s an ideal way of giving insight into a potential issue before it becomes too big a deal.

ELF EMMIT is an assistant for your mind and body. It aims to improve your focus, sleep, meditation, and even how effectively you learn. It’s all done through a combination of modern technology and ancient traditions.

A digital metronome, you wear it on your head, using its app to pick your preferred state of mind and body right now. That affects the rhythm it operates at, thereby inducing brainwaves that will adjust your mood to how you want it to be. At night, it’ll put your brain into ‘sleep’ mode, while in the daytime, it can help you relax and meditate more effectively.

Working in a similar manner to headphones, it’s not considered a medical advice, but it uses a scientific principle known as PEMT (pulsed electromagnetic therapy) which is FDA approved.

It’s available for $129.

Sitting correctly benefits more than just your back. By using the correct posture, and breathing better, you can actually improve your mood. It’s well known as a form of stress relief, and Prana is a gadget that aims to help.

A small clip that attaches to your clothing, it tracks both your breathing and posture. Via its smartphone app, it gives you a percentage score on how well you’re doing at both, before providing training and advice on how to improve matters.

At times, it almost feels like a form of gamification for your body with an aim to retrain how you breathe, even when you’re not using the device.

After its IndieGoGo campaign, it’ll be available for purchase.

Leaf Urban is a stylish looking bracelet or necklace that doubles as a fitness tracker—as well as an emotional wellbeing wearable.

Besides being able to track the many steps you make throughout the day, and your sleeping patterns, it can predict when you’re going to be stressed. Combined with its app, Leaf Urban then suggests meditation exercises that can help you calm down and regain your focus.

Each day it offers an overview of your lifestyle, while detecting patterns that may be causing you to be unduly stressed. For women, it’ll also track one’s fertility and periods, ensuring it’s a great all-in-one solution.

The wearable is available to purchase for $139.

Photo by BENCE BOROS on Unsplash