Physical wellbeing has been the focus of most wearables to date. Products such as the Apple Watch, Microsoft Band, FitBit and Jawbone all track things like movement, heartbeat etc. At the same time some startups are appearing which try to track mental states. But these are usually head bands which make you like an updated 21st Century Hippie. The new ZENTA wrist-wearable takes a different approach.
Created by VINAYA, a London-based technology design house, the Zenta goes down this mental wellness path. Vinaya previously came up with a jewelry piece called the Altrius which embedded notifications in a pendant or ring. They’re taking this learning into the new product and recently launched the Zenta on Indiegogo, passing the $100,000 target by over $90,000. FULL REPORT