Thursday 21 November 2019
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Doppel- A Wearable that Influences Your Feelings

Doppel- A Wearable that Influences Your Feelings

Most of the wearable devices that are launched now are focused on measuring different aspects of your health. However, the Doppel is a wearable which takes a different approach. It has been developed to influence your feelings. It is a wristband which has the same type of haptic feedback like Apple Watch or other similar smartwatches. So, how does it work? Let us have a look at this post to know more.

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How Does Doppel Work?

Doppel works by tapping your wrist at a speed you find comfortable. You have to wear the wristband with its ‘face’ inside so that the haptic beat can be felt in your inner wrist. You can keep calm with a slower rhythm while the faster one will charge you up.

Co-founder Jack Hooper told TechCrunch “Doppel harnesses your body’s natural response to rhythm similarly to upbeat or downbeat music, but it’s a pulse you feel on your wrist rather than one you hear. It can be used to keep​ ​you going through a really long meeting, help you stay calm during a presentation or wind down at the end of the day. It gives people more control over how they feel.”

Doppel comes with a related app which you can download in your smartphone. You have to configure the device by entering your resting heart rate. After the initial setup is done, the hardware controls Doppel. By pressing the device, the rhythm will increase and if you want to decrease it, you have to turn the dial to the right. By turning it to the opposite direction, the rhythm can be slowed down again or you can stroke the face of the dial if you want to go slow.

Kickstarter Campaign

Doppel is currently running a Kickstarter campaign with a total funding goal of £100,000. At the time of writing, £37,779 has been raised with 333 backers. The campaign has just 16 days to go and will end on 17th July, 2015.  A normal stainless steel model of the Doppel is £95 (around $150). However, if you want to get it at a reduced rate you can pledge £80 (around $125) in this campaign and get an early bird offer. If the funding is successful, shipping is expected to start in April next year.

Whether the funding will be successful or not is a matter of concern. We have to wait till the campaign ends to see if people have really found this wearable a useful one.

What about you? Are you going to back this project? Do you think Doppel is useful? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.



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