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We love reviews

The best way to understand doppel is to try it!

We love reviews, and so if you’d like to try one out before you write about us (or talk about us via video, radio or a podcast) then just let us know and we can send one over.

And if you’d like anything else, just email us at info@feeldoppel.com and we’ll be happy to help.

About doppel

doppel is a wristband that has been shown to reduce stress and increase focus, naturally, and within moments.

It 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.

doppel applies research in psychology and neuroscience which show how humans respond intuitively and naturally to different rhythms. Results showing doppel’s calming effect have been published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Scientific Reports.

The doppel app stores personalized rhythms and new pairs can be uploaded at any time.

Our story

doppel started with science. The idea was inspired by cutting-edge research in psychophysiology - the study of the way in which your mind and body affect one-another. doppel applies research in psychology and neuroscience which show how humans respond intuitively and naturally to different rhythms.

Work on the first prototypes began in late 2013. After one year of design, real life testing and scientific trials, we launched on Kickstarter with a bold ambition of raising £100,000. The campaign was successful (we actually raised £111,194) and the manufacturing process began.

It took us longer than we first hoped to deliver to our Kickstarter backers, but we kept them all up to date with our manufacturing highs and lows in our popular fortnightly customer updates. We even documented the journey from start to finish on our blog. We hit setbacks, but we were always honest and we always owned up to our mistakes.

We finally delivered to our Kickstarter backers at the beginning of 2018, and we began fulfilling our pre-orders straight after that. It’s been amazing to hear stories and see photos from our customers across the globe.

We’re now almost ready to take new orders, and we can’t wait to share doppel with the world!

Our science

doppel applies research in psychology and neuroscience which shows 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 surprise.

doppel uses a heartbeat, the most natural rhythm that exists, the one we all experience first as embryos, and it does this silently and subtly. Our brains respond to this rhythm, and we begin to entrain to it - in a similar way to how we respond to music.

But unlike music, doppel’s silent beat is non-distracting, so you can feel calm and focused, anytime and anywhere.

Results showing doppel’s calming effect have been published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Scientific Reports. In the trial, the use of doppel had a tangible and measurable calming effect across both physiological and psychological levels. Only the participants who felt the heartbeat-like vibration displayed lower increases in skin conductance responses and lower anxiety levels.

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About doppel

doppel is a wristband that has been shown to reduce stress and increase focus, naturally, and within moments.

It 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.

doppel applies research in psychology and neuroscience which show how humans respond intuitively and naturally to different rhythms. Results showing doppel’s calming effect have been published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Scientific Reports.

The doppel app stores personalized rhythms and new pairs can be uploaded at any time.

Our story

doppel started with science. The idea was inspired by cutting-edge research in psychophysiology - the study of the way in which your mind and body affect one-another. doppel applies research in psychology and neuroscience which show how humans respond intuitively and naturally to different rhythms.

Work on the first prototypes began in late 2013. After one year of design, real life testing and scientific trials, we launched on Kickstarter with a bold ambition of raising £100,000. The campaign was successful (we actually raised £111,194) and the manufacturing process began.

It took us longer than we first hoped to deliver to our Kickstarter backers, but we kept them all up to date with our manufacturing highs and lows in our popular fortnightly customer updates. We even documented the journey from start to finish on our blog. We hit setbacks, but we were always honest and we always owned up to our mistakes.

We finally delivered to our Kickstarter backers at the beginning of 2018, and we began fulfilling our pre-orders straight after that. It’s been amazing to hear stories and see photos from our customers across the globe.

We’re now almost ready to take new orders, and we can’t wait to share doppel with the world!

Our science

doppel applies research in psychology and neuroscience which shows 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 surprise.

doppel uses a heartbeat, the most natural rhythm that exists, the one we all experience first as embryos, and it does this silently and subtly. Our brains respond to this rhythm, and we begin to entrain to it - in a similar way to how we respond to music.

But unlike music, doppel’s silent beat is non-distracting, so you can feel calm and focused, anytime and anywhere.

Results showing doppel’s calming effect have been published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Scientific Reports. In the trial, the use of doppel had a tangible and measurable calming effect across both physiological and psychological levels. Only the participants who felt the heartbeat-like vibration displayed lower increases in skin conductance responses and lower anxiety levels.

Downloadable images

Also, when writing about doppel, please don’t capitalize it. It’s been like this since day one and we’re sticking with it!

Our team

The team behind doppel 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. The team is advised by Professor Manos Tsakiris, Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Co-Founder: Fotini has 15 years of experience in academia as a theoretical physicist and was a founding member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Co-Founder: Jack is a design engineer who has worked for a start-up developing robots to insulate under floors and has designed and built tools for the weaving industry. He is a Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow.

Co-Founder: Nell has extensive experience in developing products around the world. She’s an award winning industrial designer who has worked with the Singaporean government developing health-tech products and setting up an enterprise in Nepal.

Co-Founder: Andreas is a materials scientist and electronics expert who has built a laser tool to restore artefacts, an EEG headset and an electro-magnetic resettable glue. He has expertise in manufacturing processes as well as electronics development.

Chief Scientist: Professor Manos Tsakiris’ research focuses on the neurocognitive mechanisms that shape the experience of embodiment and self-identity using a wide range of research methods, from psychometrics and psychophysics to neuroimaging. He is Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, where he is also Director of Research. He has published widely in neuroscientific and psychology journals, and his current research projects investigate the plasticity of self- identity and he is leading an ERC Consolidator project. He is the recipient of the 2014 Young Mind and Brain Prize and of the 22nd Experimental Psychology Society Prize (2015). In 2016, he was confirmed as the first recipient of the NOMIS Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award.

Press releases

JULY 04, 2018 - doppel wins best Female-Led Investment at the UKBAA Angel Investment Awards

DECEMBER 08, 2017 - CES press release: Introducing doppel - the new wristband shown to naturally reduce stress

MAY 23, 2017 - Wearing a heart on your sleeve: new research shows that a tactile heartbeat significantly reduces stress

Sample articles

Click the icons to see a selection of our previous press coverage.

Also, when writing about doppel, please don’t capitalize it. It’s been like this since day one and we’re sticking with it!

Our team

The team behind doppel 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. The team is advised by Professor Manos Tsakiris, Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Co-Founder: Fotini has 15 years of experience in academia as a theoretical physicist and was a founding member of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Co-Founder: Jack is a design engineer who has worked for a start-up developing robots to insulate under floors and has designed and built tools for the weaving industry. He is a Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow.

Co-Founder: Nell has extensive experience in developing products around the world. She’s an award winning industrial designer who has worked with the Singaporean government developing health-tech products and setting up an enterprise in Nepal.

Co-Founder: Andreas is a materials scientist and electronics expert who has built a laser tool to restore artefacts, an EEG headset and an electro-magnetic resettable glue. He has expertise in manufacturing processes as well as electronics development.

Chief Scientist: Professor Manos Tsakiris’ research focuses on the neurocognitive mechanisms that shape the experience of embodiment and self-identity using a wide range of research methods, from psychometrics and psychophysics to neuroimaging. He is Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, where he is also Director of Research. He has published widely in neuroscientific and psychology journals, and his current research projects investigate the plasticity of self- identity and he is leading an ERC Consolidator project. He is the recipient of the 2014 Young Mind and Brain Prize and of the 22nd Experimental Psychology Society Prize (2015). In 2016, he was confirmed as the first recipient of the NOMIS Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award.

Press releases

JULY 04, 2018 - doppel wins best Female-Led Investment at the UKBAA Angel Investment Awards

DECEMBER 08, 2017 - CES press release: Introducing doppel - the new wristband shown to naturally reduce stress

MAY 23, 2017 - Wearing a heart on your sleeve: new research shows that a tactile heartbeat significantly reduces stress

Sample articles

Click the icons to see a selection of our previous press coverage.


Awards

Find out more about the awards we've won on our blog.

Awards

Find out more about the awards we've won on our blog.

Winner - Best Female-Led Investment 2018

Shortlist - Top 500 deep-tech startups

Finalist - Start-up Founder 2017

RAEng Enterprise Fellowships 2016

Design in Innovation Award 2016

Shortlist - Startup of the Year 2016

London Innovators Top 5 Products 2015

People's Choice Award 2015

Short List - Wearable Start-Up 2015

Winner - Partnership with Disney 2015

Award for Creative Enterprises 2014

Horizon 2020 FI-C3 Accelerator 2014