Johnny Connors

Johnny Connors

Industrial Design & Technology BA

Zen

A product to soothe symptoms of PTSD

Zen is a wrist mounted device that, at the aesthetic level, works as a watch. However there are sensors on the product which detect the biological signs of the user to determine the level of anxiety they are experiencing. Once detected, the watch vibrates to alert the wearer and then displays options to help relieve the stress. One of the common aspects of many anxiety disorders is the inability to regulate the fear response. This device is likely to assist by accurately monitoring the physiological measures of stress, enabling the sufferer to realise at the earliest possible stage that they are becoming agitated. It then not only provides them with useful strategies for managing their emotions, but also with accurate bio-feedback which may enhance their sense of wellbeing.