Biometrics as Meditation Technology
Updated: Apr 20, 2019
Recently, I was introduced to the idea of phones and smart watches progressing in their functionalities of established daily tools to advanced tracking technology for human body performance. It would not be inconceivable for Apple to one day tout healthcare and functional medicine as their main value proposition instead of primarily designing beautiful phones. The rise of biometrics usage in the science of peak performance is gripping the minds of younger audiences. As we enter an era of productivity, everyone seems to be looking for the next way to gain an edge in health sciences and the maintenance of their own body.
Meditation is no stranger to the application of technology, with companies like Muse headband and Headspace using both hardware and software to generate interactive meditation experiences for users. Meditation cushions are the logical next step in the analysis of meditation performance and biofeedback. The ability to track heart rate, depth of
breath and the overall meditation cycle is key in ensuring optimal mindfulness practice. People are beginning to realize the importance of daily meditation, with the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health estimating that 18 million or about 8% of adults in the United States practiced some form of meditation in 2012. The NCCIH also noted that about 202,000 more children practiced meditation in 2012 compared to 2007, suggesting a steady rise in the awareness of relevant benefits.
Today, there seems to be a yoga studio around every corner of a plaza or residential neighborhood. The introduction of meditation cushions to these studios would allow for personalized meditation routines for all practitioners of meditation. This form of guided meditation practice has the potential to address a huge market, helping beginners and experts alike in effectively tackling issues like anxiety and sleep deprivation with the power of science and technology.
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