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CES press release: Introducing doppel - the new wristband shown to naturally reduce stress

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Introducing doppel - the new wristband shown to naturally reduce stress

 

LAS VEGAS, NV – December 8, 2017. London-based technology start-up doppel invite you to booth 51916 this CES to try out their new stress reducing wristband.

The band, also called doppel, works by creating a silent vibration on the inside of your wrist which feels like the ‘lub-dub’ of a heartbeat. doppel's natural, psychological effect works in a similar way to music - slower rhythms are calming, and faster rhythms help you feel focused.

Unlike most wearables, doppel doesn’t count steps or send notifications. Instead, use it to stay calm under pressure, focus on the task ahead of you, and keep going when you need to.

How it works

doppel applies research in psychology and neuroscience which show how humans respond intuitively and naturally to different rhythms.

Research shows that slower tempos result in calm and positive emotional states while we associate fast rhythms with emotional states such as joy, excitement and surprize.

doppel uses a heartbeat, the most ubiquitous rhythm throughout our lives - the one we all experience first as embryos - in a silent and subtle way. Our brains respond to this rhythm and we begin to entrain to it, in a similar way to how we respond to music.

Results showing doppel’s calming effect have been published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Scientific Reports.

Choose your state of mind

doppel works with a companion app but once set can be used without a phone. Turn doppel on and off, switch between the high and low rhythm, adjust the intensity of the vibration, and check the battery - all using touch gestures.

The app stores personalized rhythms, each one linked to the user's own resting heart rate, and new pairs can be uploaded at any time.

Stress is now an epidemic, with one in five of us suffering. Our lives and jobs are high pressure, and mental performance is essential.” said doppel CEO Dr Fotini Markopoulou. “Most of us know that yoga or meditation can be relaxing but many of us don’t have the time. doppel is a unique solution, it’s easy to use, natural and effective.

doppel can be found at booth 51916 as part of the GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland Pavilion organised Tradefair, on behalf of UK Department for International Trade and techUK.

ENDS

About doppel

The team behind the wristband comprises Dr Fotini Markopoulou, Jack Hooper, Andreas Bilicki and Nell Bennett. They met on the Innovation Design Engineering joint MSc/MA course at Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art and have spent the past four years working on technology inspired by psychophysiology - the study of the relationship between the mind and the body. Together they create science and design led technology to naturally change how we feel, think and behave.

doppel will be available to buy at the very start of 2018 for $179 via feeldoppel.com. You can sign up to be notified of its release at feeldoppel.com/products/doppel.

Facebook: /feeldoppel Instagram: @feeldoppel Twitter: @feeldoppel

For more information visit feeldoppel.com or contact Georgina Orso, Head of Marketing, on georgina@feeldoppel.com or +44 7976 980 788

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