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To help foster the habit of healthful breathing, a San Francisco technology startup recently launched a wearable device called Spire that tracks breathing patterns and tells users when they are too tense or anxious. 'One of the goals of this work was, ‘How do you make it so simple to shift into calm or focus that people don’t have to stop what they’re doing?’ said Neema Moraveji, co-founder of Spire and director of the Calming Technology Lab at Stanford University.

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You could argue it’s the ritual of taking time to pause and breathe properly that is really the key to achieving results with a de-stress device, rather than the gadget or app itself. But with aspects like real-time feedback and vibrating notifications, I can’t help but find it pretty fascinating.

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Neuroscientists, for example, claim to be able to locate specific emotions, such as happiness or disappointment, in particular areas of the brain. Wearable technologies, such as Spire, offer data-driven advice on how to reduce stress.

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Stress monitors are really great at measuring calm: Spire parses moods into four categoris-calm, tense, activity, and focuse-and knows how long you're in each realm. I discovered that my longest stress-free "calm" periods occurred when I cooked for my family or read to my 5 year old son before bedtime. I plan to do more of both.

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Spire has seen promising results: In an analysis of collective user data, Palley says the company found that about 75 percent of the time it sends a notification, users breathe more deeply​ – lowering tension in turn – within 90 seconds. "We're able to eliminate so much tension and stress from that very simple interaction,"

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You may not even realize that you are hyperventilating as the airport security line is shuffling at a glacial pace. That’s where a new device called Spire comes in. It is one of the latest additions to the wearables’ category and although it can track your activity, its primary mission is to measure and improve breathing patterns. If Spire thinks that you are stressing out, it sends a notification to your phone so you can take a deep breath and at least try to calm down. The device should help to induce a more Zen-like state and increase mindfulness when you need it most.

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Researchers at the Stanford Calming Technology Lab analysed the data produced by 1,000 commuters over 20,000 commutes on Spire, a wearable monitor that tracks heart rate and the amount and depth of breaths you take every minute.They found that commuters who relied on motorised transport displayed shallower breathing in the hour after their commutes than their cycling colleagues.

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Signature look: black Converse, leather jacket, Spire clip-on stress tracker…

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