doppel is a completely new breed of wearable technology that does not monitor the user, instead it can help them become calmer or more alert and focussed. It can also be used to keep up cadence when running and to wind down for sleep. It works completely naturally in the same way as up-beat or down-beat music, but with no noise or distraction. It does this through a rhythmic pulse on the wrist that you feel, rather than hear.
doppel has been independently shown to double focus, increase alertness and sustain performance against a control condition. It has been used by hundreds of testers in the real world to stay focused in the afternoon lull, keep going on a run, stay calm and in control in stressful situations and as an aid to sleep.
doppel is currently a concept idea and is in the process of running a Kickstarter campaign in order to get it up and running. In the meantime, they have been getting the name and the product out there for us all to here about.
They recently gave a talk at the O’Reilly SOLID conference on Engineering Empathy.
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