The device incorporates a software algorithm for real-time emotional feedback in counselling sessions, enhancing insight into one's mental state.
Bengaluru-based BramhAnsh Technologies has introduced Soonyam, a wearable biofeedback device that offers real-time insights into psychological arousal, stress levels, and mental effort by utilising the galvanic skin response (GSR) method.
Established in 2018 and headquartered in Bengaluru, BramhAnsh Technologies is a healthtech startup led by Kartik K and Jaideep Tiwari. The startup specialises in commercial neurostimulation technology, with a patented platform that focuses on stimulating the trigeminal, sympathetic, and vagus nerve structures, contributing to advancements in the field.
Talking about this launch, Jaideep Tiwari, founder of CEO BramhAnsh Technologies, said, "We take immense pride in presenting Soonyam as a breakthrough in wearable biofeedback technology, emphasising the importance of mental well-being. As we navigate the complexities of modern life, Soonyam stands as a beacon, offering real-time insights and empowering individuals to unlock their full potential."
He further adds that in order to achieve the best results with Soonyam, users are advised to position the device correctly on their fingertips. Customised treatments can address stress and headaches promptly.
The startup positions this device as a personal companion aiming to transform the way individuals understand and monitor their mental states.
Unlike other wearable devices primarily focusing on heart rate variability (HRV), Soonyam works by tracking electrodermal activity through GSR. This approach provides a more spontaneous and sensitive measurement of psychological arousal.
The device captures and interprets the electrodermal resistance of the skin, offering users a comprehensive understanding of their mind's activity.
As per the startup, Soonyam's science is rooted in the correlation between mental and physiological reactions. By measuring the electrical conductance of the skin, the device acts as a supersensitive emotion detector, similar to a lie detector. Users can visualise their emotional states through a bar graph and instantly changing emojis.
Soonyam promises to offer effortless integration into daily routines with a user-friendly interface and a quick usage guide. The device has an integration of a software algorithm that provides live emotional feedback during counselling sessions and facilitates a deeper understanding of one's mental state.
Additionally, Soonyam's tracking guide allows users to evaluate their emotional states by calculating positive and negative points. The bar graph visually represents performance, aiding users in making informed decisions to enhance their mental well-being.
The startup claims that, with the integration of Soonyam into various aspects of life, it acts as a constant companion and helps individuals take control of their mental health anytime, irrespective of their location. It is suitable for activities ranging from meditation sessions to monitoring sleep patterns.
For optimal results in sleep monitoring, the device should be used for 20 minutes before bedtime daily. Detailed instructions are available in the user manual or can be obtained from customer support.
An escalating number of startups dedicated to mental health are emerging to tackle the growing global challenge of mental well-being. These ventures are not only addressing the pressing issues related to mental health but are also securing funding, underscoring the increasing significance that mental health is gaining in the public eye.
Last month, BetterSpace, a health tech startup offering psychologist-led counselling, workshops, community engagement programs, and other initiatives to solve numerous existing mental health challenges in society, secured an INR 4.5 million in its maiden Pre-Seed funding round.
Similarly, mental health platform LISSUN raised $1,3 million in a Seed Funding round to expand its mental health services and establish partnerships with healthcare institutions and other organisations.
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