For a few months, I’ve been working on ideas to combine my love of technology with my passion for health and wellness. I posted my first invention idea on Quirky to accomplish this: a temporary web-enabled health tattoo to reduce stress and anxiety. I’d love it if you’d hop on over to the page where it’s posted and like it if you’re so inclined: click here.
What this invention does:
This invention utilizes temporary tattoo technology currently available to monitor muscle tension, temperature, and blood pressure, all early indicators of stress and rising anxiety. Connected to a mobile app, the user would receive a ping from his or her mobile device and be led through brief meditation and breathing exercise to help reduce his or her stress level. The user can then chart stress level over time for personal reference and review with healthcare providers. This invention raises awareness of our stress level while also giving us empowering tools to manage it when we need it most.
A few different circumstances inspired this idea:
1.) At Advertising Week I learned about epidermal electronics tattoos that are temporary films applied to the skin to monitor vitals signs like temperature and blood pressure
2.) My sister, Weez, had such a tough day last week that she got a backache for two days from the stress
3.) While I love there are so many e-health apps that are now on the market, many of them require us to manually input a lot of information, making them cumbersome and time-consuming to use
4.) Some scientific studies have shown that stress is one if the root causes of as much as 90% of all disease
What the heck is Quirky?:
Quirky is an online platform that gives independent product developers like me (and you!) the opportunity to put their ideas out into the world and have the crowd vote on the ones that they find most useful. To date, they have enabled the development of 398 of these ideas with a community of 544,000 inventors.
How you can help bring this product into being:
My idea will be live for 28 more days and needs 198 more votes to be put into the Quirky production consideration phase. I would love love love if you would vote for it by following this link: http://www.quirky.com/invent/685515/action/vote/query/sort=ending_soon&categories=all
Thank you so much! Let’s make something awesome together to help us all be healthier.