At a guess, one of the lasting legacies of coronavirus will be a surge in relaxation and meditation practices. Two years ago, I introduced the Muse meditation headband from a Toronto startup, which I loved, despite not being a particular exponent of meditation. Its brain activity-sensing technology, giving you real-time biofeedback, seemed to make meditation a lot less hit-and-miss – you could tell when you were doing it right.
Yet its one drawback was the physical design, which was a bit clumsy and didn’t always pick up the signals from your head without a lot of irritating repositioning. Thankfully, this has now been addressed: at the top of the Muse product range is this fabric-based – more flexible – Muse S, which similarly provides a range of meditation exercises and guided meditations. It also, thanks to the softer build, offers a bunch of go-to-sleep programmes. I have yet to test them, but a friend who did was most impressed.