Calm In Your Palm
Tranquilo is a quick self-guided meditation system for people who want to separate their home and work life and manage their stress.
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1 in 3 Americans report they are living with extreme stress
1 in 2 say stress has a negative impact on their personal and professional life
How to help people live a less stressful life?
How do people relax?
Potential users and professionals
To provide a way for stressed people to separate work and home life so that they can lead a less stressful life.
• Tries many stress relief tactics to calm her mind and body
• Keeps these available during work to take a break
• She deals with listening to many peoples’ problems
• She’s not able to “self care” because work follows her
• Her stress manifests itself into physical form
• Wants to perform well at work and keep healthy
relationships at home
“My mind is constantly going and I just want a way to shut it off after work.”
Brainwave and EEG sensor
Our thoughts, emotions and behaviours is the communication between neurons within our brains. Brainwaves are produced by synchronised electrical pulses from masses of neurons communicating with each other.
Theta brain waves are the brain state of REM sleep (dreams), hypnosis, lucid dreaming, and the barely conscious state just before sleeping and just after waking.
Brainwaves are detected using sensors placed on the scalp. Electroencephalography (EEG) is the recording of electrical activity along the scalp. EEG measures voltage fluctuations resulting from ionic current flows within the neurons of the brain.
How does Tranquilo make bubbles?
We did several user tests to test out the gesture controlled interacting experience and ergonomic form design. We focused on designing intuitive, ceremonial experience which requires minimum operation and natural aesthetics.