We create connected technologies which adress negative side effects of stress on work, health and performance. Our purpose is to increase people’s awareness about stress and stress related healthcare issues and to provide them with adequate solutions.
Why is our focus on stress?
Stress, we’ve all felt it. Sometimes it can be a positive force, motivating you to perform. But If you experience it over a longer period of time, it can become a serious problem. Unless you take action, it could become chronic. The accumulated stresses of everyday life damages your health in many ways. For instance it is directly connected with early aging and heart problems. New research, indicates that even mild levels of stress can weaken your ability to control your emotions and lose control. Another aspect is that it is directly linked to certain diseases. Some people are more vulnerable to some diseases. Chronic stress can give these conditions the green light. Stress has been linked to illnesses that include cancer, lung disease, suicide, etc.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have discovered that children exposed to chronic stress are more likely to develop a mental illness (those genetically predisposed). Also reasearch shows that it has negative effect on your heart. It damages your heart because stress hormones increase your heart rate and constrict your blood vessels. This forces your heart to work harder, and increases your blood pressure. According to the American Institute of Stress, the rate of heart attacks and sudden death, increases after major stress situations.
How can Meridda help?
Our software and wearable device Meridda will enable it’s users to track their own stress level. It will provide them with customized actionable feedback. Users will have better insights into their health. The relevant information will help them identify and manage certain problems with more ease. The application software will rely on self-reported health and activity data input. It will also receive relevant information from our wearable device. Based on these inputs, our proprietary software algorithm will provide users with relevant timely information and tools to help manage specific situations better.
Scientifically our technology will be based on integration of biofeedback with other self-regulatory methods. Biofeedback therapy is a well-researched technique for helping people understand the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. You can learn through biofeedback how to achieve certain behaviors. Behaviours like reduction of stress controlled at will, physical relaxation. This happens by effecting on your breathing, muscle tension, heartbeat, etc. All these functions of your body reflect the current state of your nervous system. These techniques will help you build ressilience. Which will in overall help you to live healthier lives.
Is it only about stress?
Our products are focused on stress management and they are intended for people working in very stressful environments. But they are also good for all those who take their health seriously. These are very smart and sophisticated, preventive medicine tools. You can use Meridda to better understand and evaluate specific situations. You can see in which ways these reflect upon your health and well-being. Meridda will also allow you to track the quality of your sleep, activity, HRV (heart rate variability), your progress, etc. All these values are very important for your health. Their disbalanse can lead to serious medical condition. You will now have the ability to see and detect any problems at very early stage. In this way risk of certain serious diseases may be prevented.
It’s better to be safe than sorry!
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