Weekly 'Pulse' Issue 88 | Customised Wellbeing

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Pin Your Feelings

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Pinterest has joined the conversation around mental health and wellbeing by serving up mental health and wellness resources to those whose search terms may suggest the user is stressed. 

If a user searches ‘stress quotes’ or any term indicating they might be feeling down, Pinterest will personalise content with deep-breathing and self-compassion exercises to help reduce feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress.

To promote a sense of privacy and separation from users’ main accounts, the look and feel of the pop-up activities are different from the rest of Pinterest. 

Read more here.

How can we meet users where they are and offer the resources they need before they even realise they need them?


H(app)y to Help

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A raft of start-ups are using biometric data and brain-stimulating wearable tech to help people understand, prioritise and look after their mental health. 

Flow, Mindcurrent, and My Possible Self are providing users with the technology to acknowledge and prioritise their mental health in unconventional ways. The apps offer everything from advice and self-reflection based on personal data to a brain-stimulating headset with restorative sessions based on unique user needs.

By allowing users to personalise their approach, these tools are democratising mental health and wellbeing for young adults and helping break stigmas around mental illness.  

Read more here.

How can we empower users by providing them with the right tools to grow and develop at their own pace, in a way that is tailored to their needs? 


Dance to your own beat 

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Dr. MUSIC POP is a therapeutic wearable massager designed to effectively ease muscular pain by syncing with your favourite music.

Dr. MUSIC POP uses your selection of favourite tunes to relieve muscular pain, by creating rhythmic pulses that sync to the beat of the song. 

The massage unit uses electric muscle stimulation (EMS) technology and connects to your smartphone to sync therapy with your choice of music and massage intensity, alleviating tension in a fun and interactive way.

Read more here.

How can we move beyond end result to create experiences that deliver the same benefit but in a more fun and interactive way?