Hacking the human body will be where wearable technology finds its peak, and we’re not talking about tracking sleep patterns to help you get more Zzzs – we’re talking proper manipulation.
Last year we tried out Thync’s Vibe, a small triangle that sits on your head and uses ultrasound to raise energy and lower stress. Thync is taking the second-gen Vibe off the head and refitting it into a wearable that sits around the neck, and naming it the Thync Relax.
The new Vibe essentially looks like a pair of running headphones. Acouple of sticky pads attach to the neck and stimulate nerves that act on the brain’s adrenaline system. In my prototype the pads were powered by another device, but I still got a good feel for how it will all work during my 10-minute de-stress demo.