Olive is a smart wristband/bracelet made to tackle stress. The device analyzes consumer patterns and biological indicators, helps with awareness of when body experiences a stress response, and empowers consumer with a range of exercises that can be used to bring the body back into balance. Above all, Olive is designed to handle the complexity of stress behind the scenes so it’s easy to manage.
Olive sits comfortably and discreetly on wrist and monitors stress-related data in the background.The bracelet sits comfortably and discreetly on wrist and monitors stress-related data in the background. Olive tracks physical indicators such as changes in heart rate, reactions in skin, and trends in skin temperature, as well as physical activity, sleep and exposure to light to understand lifestyle through consumer calendar, location and other available data. All of this information is meticulously stitched together with proprietary algorithms to give a more complete picture of stress levels that person who wears the device experience in certain situations throughout the day.
The company behind Olive is working with scientists and researchers from many fields to deliver a variety of exercises through the wearable and an accompanying app. Research in fields such as biofeedback, mindfulness, positive psychology and behavioral therapy all have valuable insights on stress and how to manage it. Olive’s mission is to help consumer find the types of exercises that works best for their stress.
Let’s say the bracelet notices something’s going on, it will nudge user through gentle taps (haptic feedback) or LED lights on wrist. If you need help, swipe on one side to launch an exercise; or swipe the other way to ignore it.
Olive is best used with a smartphone but can also work in a standalone mode.Olive is best used with a smartphone but can also work in a standalone mode. The device is unobtrusive and designed for different clothing styles.
In its Indiegogo campaign, the Olive team is looking to raise $100,000 and from what we can tell, they’ll reach that goal. A single Olive unit goes for $129 and deliveries are set to start in November.