The Elf Emmit is a wearable that aims to sync your body and mind. The company recently sent us a sample and I tested it out for a few weeks.
This product is a “digital metronome which you control, choosing your preferred state of mind and allowing the device to suggest how your mind should behave and the rhythm at which it operates,” according to the company’s website.
The site goes on to say, “It’s a personal assistant which coaxes your mind and body to work in tandem as you would like them to. The brain responds by synchronizing its own electric cycles to the rhythm that ELF emmit produces. With weak electro-magnetic PULSES, Elf emmit gives you a rhythmic beat, suggesting a performance speed for your mind and body.”
To get started, simply download the companion app and place the headband on the back of your head. Then decide what you’d like to work on: there are various choices within the app, including one that aims to improve sleep, make meditation better, relieve stress, help you concentrate, or learn faster.
Each program has a different time limit, they range from 30 to 60 minutes. Check out the video above to see which mode was my favorite and what qualms I had about the device itself.
Now this wearable isn’t FDA approved, but the company says it’s based on pulsed electromagnetic therapy, which did get a nod from the FDA. It’s reportedly the only wearable that “directly stimulates the cerebellum” as opposed to the entire brain.
“ELF emmit draws upon medical knowledge of the frequencies at which our brains work in different states of mind, and encourages them to function at those exact frequencies,” the company’s website said. “This can be accomplished, regardless of the fact that the brain frequency may not be aligned with what we are trying to achieve. In sleep and deep relaxation, our brains function from 1 to 2 Hz (beats) per second, while at high concentration they spike up to 30 Hz per second.”
The headband uses energy from your smartphone or tablet, with the same type of power that goes into your headphones when you listen to music. It’s compatible with Android and iOS devices, weighs .7 ounces and doesn’t need a battery. It’s normally priced at $199, but it’s on sale for $130 at the moment.
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