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Manage Your Stress with Olive

Everybody has stress, and we all have our different ways of dealing with it. Some of us are maybe not so good at it, though, so our stress overwhelms us, to the detriment of our emotional and physical well-being. The trouble I’ve found with a great deal of the stress management techniques are they require me being able to step away from where I am and who I’m with for a period of time, and when I’m at work that simply cannot happen.

Olive may have a solution that can work for everyone, whether they can step away from their current situation or not. Olive is a bracelet that monitors your stress levels based on a variety of physical signs including muscle tension and heart rate. When it detects your stress level rising, it notifies you using either LED lights or haptic feedback or both. Olive also analyzes your daily activities to determine if you’re doing things that are causing you stress on a regular basis, which will allow you to maybe change some habits.

Manage Your Stress with Olive

When Olive detects stress and notifies you, the idea is you then use your favourite stress management exercise until you’re feeling more relaxed. The bracelet does pair with a smartphone app, which not only tracks your individual stress levels but offers you ideas of exercise you can do to reduce them. You can choose between a black or white band. Olive is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, where a pledge of at least $129.00 US will get you one Olive bracelet with a standard USB charger.

Source: Gadget Review

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