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My Beating Heart comfort pillow and meditation aid


March 24, 2008

My Beating Heart comfort pillow and meditation aid

My Beating Heart comfort pillow and meditation aid

March 25, 2008 Our mother’s heart was the first sound we heard, so a heartbeat is one of the most reassuring sounds we know. My Beating Heart, is a heart-shaped pillow with a computer and heartbeat generator inside. Turn it on, and the heartbeat it creates gradually changes rhythm, entraining the user and modeling the heartbeat of a person in a deep meditative state. The holder is induced into a state of peace and calmness – an ideal meditation aid, a great way to relax, meditate, daydream, or nap and “must have” for a any child we’d have thought.

The heartbeat rhythm has been designed and programmed using artificial intelligence and haptic design to model the human heartbeat and is available in three different colours, in two sizes.

And the technology inside each Heart was created by combining the practice of meditation and yoga with software and hardware – a small micro-computer runs the custom-designed software.

Once on, My Beating Heart can be turned off again by squeezing the label, or it will turn itself off after 20 minutes.

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