In the last few years, mental health applications, especially wearables, have become more popular to treat anxiety and depression. Science has made it possible for men who struggle with their mental health to have constant help in the form of wearables that help restore their much-needed balance.
These mental health wearables also help gather data in a non-invasive way that provides information that can be used to treat with these disorders more effectively. And while none of these wearable devices are a cure-all, they can be an effective assist for a guy who is already working with a mental health professional. Here are five devices that are a designed to help men who deal with mental health disorders – take a moment to check them out this November which is afterall Mens’ mental health month!
Muse – EEG device – $249.99 – $419.98
The first on our list is Muse. This brain-sensing headband makes use of the same EEG technology that neuroscientists all over the world make use of. The device utilizes advanced signals to interpret mental activity. The signals that your brain gives to the device are used to guide your mind to safe spaces that are healthy and productive. The Muse device is especially useful when meditating. The device uses weather to indicate different mind states to the user. Peaceful weather for calmer mind states and turbulent weather for more disturbed states of mind.
Oura Ring – Restorative Smart Ring – Pre-Order
The Oura ring focuses on the importance of sleep in helping mental health disorders. The ring has been created solely for the benefit of its users and operates to maximize their mental states. The ring has been designed to improve the circadian rhythm of users. Oura is also used to collect a range of data that is useful for professionals to treat mental disorders.
Apollo Neuro – Stress relief bracelet – Pre-Order
To a large extent, mental health disorders like depression and Anxiety can be combated by directly addressing sleep patterns and targeting specific emotions. The Apollo Neuro is a bracelet that can be worn on the wrist or the ankle. The bracelet helps calm users down by sending gentle soothing vibrations along the wrist or ankle as the case may be, to calm the user down. Unlike most wearables, the Apollo Neuro has been proven to actually improve the mental health of its users rather than just tracking bodily functions.
Thync – Smart Patches – $120 (4-Pack) – $240 (24-Pack)
The Thync device utilizes advanced technology in non-invasive neurostimulation to improve brain function via electricity. The device targets stimulation at specific areas of the brain to produce a positive effect. The device has been tested for its effectiveness. In one experiment, Thync was used alongside a placebo to determine if the wearable device had any actual effect on the energy levels of the subject. The results showed a 33% strong effect on the energy levels of the subject who used the device, far outranking the impact of the placebo. Thync has developed a FeelZing energy patch technology, which can easily be attached to the user to provide the needed energy boost.
Touch Points – Wireless Wristbands – $189.99
A neuropsychologist, Amy Serin, developed these wireless wristbands to tackle depression with a tactile bilateral alternating stimulation system. The wristbands respond to feelings of Anxiety and stress by changing the brain’s response to these emotions positively. The headbands essentially take away the stress of the owner. As far as tackling depression and Anxiety go, Touch Points contribute a great deal to the mental wellbeing of their users.
Wearable devices have slowly but surely become invaluable as a form of treatment for mental health disorders like anxiety and depression.