Thync – Different headset that alters your mood. Thync was born out of a fascination with neuroscience can impact daily life by experts in the fields of consumer electronics, neurobiology, and neurosciences. The company has created wearable technology that uses neuro signaling to shift the state of mind. Thync’s technology induces on-demand shifts such as energy, calm or focus.
The Thync Vibes offers these effects in digital form by combining cutting-edge neuroscience with a high-tech wearable device. One has to place Thync Vibes on their forehead just above the right eyebrow. A flat cable like flexible circuit strip stretches from the main module round to the back of the neck of the user when it is used for calm vibes or behind the ear for energy vibes.
This strip contains a special gel and with a thin conductive layer that breaks down once it is used to provide the best possible contact. Thync connects to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth. The company has launched iOS compatible version and the android app will be launched shortly. The user can customize the length of the session with greater or lesser intensity and manually raise or lower the overall strength.
Electrical pulses from the app do not hurt and the user will not feel uncomfortable in any way. According to Jamie Tyler – CSO, Thync on working of the product says “low levels of pulsed electrical energy to signal specific neural pathways, allowing users to dial up or dial down their stress responses and energy levels.”
Thync Vibes provides the relief like meditation and drugs to an individual. However Thync will be a digital drug where one can achieve same level of relief without the discipline of meditation and side effects of drugs. Thync Vibes has been priced at $299 and each strip will cost around $20. These strips can be used quite a few times, sans makeup, lotion or hair products to the head before one strap it on.
The company claims the strips has to be used only once and they are working on bringing down the cost of strips. During the testing, the user found that the strips can be used after five to fifteen times. Thync inventors do not think strip selling as not a revenue generation.
Thync is based in Los Gatos, CA, founded in 2011 by Isy Goldwasser and Jamie Tyler. Goldwasser is CEO of Thync and Jamie Tyler is CSO of Thync. Isy Goldwasser has graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Chemical Engineering in 1992 and Masters of Science from Stanford University in Chemical Engineering in 1994.
He was Vice President, Business Development in Symyx Technologies in 1996 and went on to become CEO of the company in June 2007. After a stint 14 years with the company, he moved out and became Advisor to CEO in Accelrys in July 2010. He worked with Accelrys for 21 months and became residence entrepreneur in Khosla Ventures in 2011 for 6 months.
Jamie Tyler is Chief Science Officer of Thync, Inc. One of the knowledgeable, high educated and knowledgeable person in the industry. He has several patents in his name and has published several articles on neurosciences in various seminars and forums. He has graduated in Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Alabama, Birmingham in 1998 and went on to his Ph.D in Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience from the same university in 2003. He got postdoctoral fellowship in Neuroscience from Harvard University in 2006.
He started his career as assistant profession of neurobiology and bioimaging in Arizona State Univesity in 2006. Jamie worked in the university for almost 5 years and joined VTCRI (Virginia Tech Carlilion School of Medicine and Research Institute) as assistant professor of biomedical engineering and sciences in 2011. After a stint of almost 4 years, he joined back associate professor in school of biological and health systems in Arizona State University.
Thync Vibes box contains Thync Module, 10 calm strips, 10 energy strips, Calm & Energy Vibes, charging cable and user guide. The product is used to deliver pulsed neurostimulation waveforms to modulate psychophysiological arousal for lifestyle or wellness applications. The product was featured in CES 2015 and the company has raised $13 million in funding from Khosla Ventures.