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Anti-Stress Obsession

Therapeutic innovations relieve daily discomforts and maximize relaxation

Implications - Society’s emphasis on working harder, for longer, comes with an equal and opposite emphasis on rest and relaxation. As an increasing number of consumers juggle families, careers and social activities, anti-stress innovations that provide therapeutic relief from everyday activities and stressful events gain in popularity—and are sometimes even expected in product design.
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10 Featured, 80 Examples:
1,088,453 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Sep 09 — Aug 10
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Featured Examples

Emotion-Detecting Office Gadgets
Emotion-Detecting Office Gadgets
The Rationalizer Tells You to Chill When Your Temper Flares
Most people encounter stress in their daily lives, and the Philips Rationalizer is a curious gadget that aims to alert its wearer of temper flares that could negatively impact their ability to reason.… MORE
Emotional Furniture
Emotional Furniture
Release Tension With the Punch'n'Cuddle by Brit Leissler
I suggest you add the Punch'n'Cuddle to your family -- not only will it take your emotional beatings (quite literally), but it will also be quick to forgive, unlike your other family members. Created… MORE
Palm-Sized Masseuses
Palm-Sized Masseuses
The Codenma Miniature Electronic Massager Packs a Relaxing Punch
If you lead a high stress life and are constantly on the go then the Codenma Miniature Electronic Massager might be for you. This massager fits in the palm of your hand and can provide instant stress relief… MORE
Stress-Sensing Watches
Stress-Sensing Watches
The Biofeedback StressWatch Tells You When You Need to Take a Deep Breath
I was once told that a person chooses to stress, but sometimes you need a little help knowing when this choice is being made: enter this biofeedback StressWatch. If you don’t know what I mean by ‘choosing… MORE
Stress-Relief Stores
Stress-Relief Stores
The Women Only Venting Store Lets Women Smash Stuff
If you are a stressed-out woman living in Shenyang, China, you might want to consider a visit to the women only "venting store." This store is located in a local mall and provides women one minute each… MORE
Anti-Stress Mouse Concepts
Anti-Stress Mouse Concepts
The Petpad from Patrick Staudt is a Functional Stress Ball
Relieve your stress without taking a break from work with the PetPad from Patrick Staudt. This mouse features a stress ball on top, which should help you get through those tough workdays. The PetPad comes… MORE
Ear Buds for Zen
Ear Buds for Zen
The Ecocoon Reverse Hearing Aid Lets You Turn off the World
Many people relate a large part of their stress to their job and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. While this is true, most forget to include one key contributor: noise. I'm not talking about just… MORE
Memory-Embedded Clothing
Memory-Embedded Clothing
The 'Wearable Absence Project' Uses Family Voices to Soothe Stress
The 'Wearable Absence Project' is proof that the future is indeed here. This project is intended to create clothing with memory, to help calm you in certain situations. The clothing in the Wearable Absence… MORE
Stress-Relieving PC Peripherals
Stress-Relieving PC Peripherals
The USB Stress Ball is Perfect for Cubicle-Dwellers
I know a certain someone who is getting the USB Stress Ball as a gift next Christmas. This stress ball is perfect for people who are tethered to a keyboard all day, and risk destroying their livelihood… MORE
play_circle_filled Multitherapeutic Clocks
Multitherapeutic Clocks
The 'i.relax' Aroma Diffuser Offers Smell, Light & Sound Treatments
The i.relax Aroma Diffuser, created by Oregon Scientific, offers three holistic therapies in one clock device. Using aromatherapy, sound therapy and light therapy, this gadget offers relief from the pressures… MORE

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