Mayo Clinic launches study with Muse-S to evaluate mindfulness based intervention for Fibromyalgia

Mayo Clinic Muse headband study

The wearable headband Muse is popular with users who are looking for help with meditation and mindfulness practice. Mayo Clinic has launched a study to evaluate Muse headband’s effectiveness for helping people who have Fibromyalgia.

The purpose of the new study is to determine the feasibility of a wearable brain sensing wellness device to provide relief to fibromyalgia patients who have failed medical therapy.


Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread pain and a spectrum of psychological comorbidities, rendering treatment difficult and often a financial burden. Fibromyalgia is a complicated chronic pain condition that requires a multimodal therapeutic approach to optimize treatment efficacy. 

According to the American Chronic pain association, Fibromyalgia affects about 6 – 12 million people in the US.

Many studies have found that mindfulness meditation can help relieve pain in patients suffering from this condition.

The new clinical study will seek the assistance of 40 newly diagnosed Fibromyalgia patients and have them use the Muse-S wearable for ninety days to study the benefits. The study is being sponsored by Mayo Clinic and will be conducted at its offices in Rochester, Minnesota.

Using advanced EEG technology, the Muse-S band can help you focus better and assist with medication and breathing exercises designed to fight stress.

Users also like the sleep soundscapes that are available with the Muse app. The subscription bundle available with Muse S provides access to 500+ teacher-led guided meditations from award-winning teachers on topics like sleep, performance, stress, and more.

Muse has been conducting several studies over the past few years showcasing the effectiveness of its wearable headband. 

This video about brain waves in meditators by Daniel Goleman provides good insights.

Neuroscientists at the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia use Muse in their fieldwork in Nepal to study the brains of Buddhist monks, who are highly expert meditators, to better understand how training affects how the brain makes decisions.

Source: Mayo Clinic Study with Muse-S

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Sudz Niel Kar
I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products, have a BS in Computer Science and an MBA specializing in emerging tech, and owned the popular site AppleToolBox. In my day job, I advise Fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health and fitness-tech evolution and keeping a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships, and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch Ultra or Samsung Galaxy Watch and closely monitor my HRV and other recovery metrics.


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