Mindzilla. Mind your health!
Extreme stress is a huge problem – 500 Million people worldwide suffer from the condition. It’s characterized by 3 or more chronic disorders, such as insomnia, headaches and irritable bowel syndrome. This seriously affects the quality of their daily lives. It is estimated that over 60% of primary care consultations correspond to disorders that have stress as a common factor.
Traditional solutions for stress mainly focus on its symptoms, which are treated with drugs which are not always effective, since they do not attack the real origin of the problem, in addition to being highly addictive. Another way in which this disorder is currently starting to be treated is through neurofeedback sessions in specialized centers, however the price of these sessions is so high that they are not acce
ssible for a middle income citizen.
To solve this problem we present MINDZILLA, a quality wireless electroencephalography device (WEEG, wireless EEG) that sends brain electrical signals to a unique algorithm designed to detect stress. Once the user stress level is displayed, it can be controlled through psychological treatments using cognitive and behavioral techniques such as relaxation. Thus, people are taught to reduce stress in their daily life while reliably quantify their evolution, in an affordable and comfortable easy-to-use way.