This $2000 SoundBed hopes to charge you up in 7 minutes

SoundBed

SoundBed from OPUS is a new ‘emotional fitness platform’ that promises to charge you up in 7 minutes. Branded as a ‘Home Gym for your heart,’ the new SoundBed uses vibroacoustic technology to deliver low-frequency vibrations throughout your body.

The central objective of this platform is to release stress and make you feel relaxed.

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The Opus platform (companion app) curates journeys, experiences, and sound guides with spatial sound designed to bring awareness swiftly into the present moment and offers proven healing practices (like meditation and breathwork). 

These digital relaxation experiences are facilitated by the company’s expert guides to amplify the user experience.

The exclusive content ranges from 7-60 minute sessions, with shorter experiences designed for daily relaxation or mood enhancement and longer Journeys intended for deeper exploration and personal growth.

The SoundBed is designed as a compact bed that is towable and portable. It easily folds up and only weighs about 35 lbs.

“It delivers a wellness-centered experience for healing and mindfulness, and by combining OPUS’ technology with an elevated form factor that is accessible for daily use, we are increasing the ease with which anyone can tap into holistic wellness and healing at home,” said designer Yves Behar. 

There is an “offline” mode that limits the Bluetooth/wifi connection for users concerned about EMF.

We could not track any clinical studies tied to the benefits of this device, but there are adequate studies out there that show the health benefits of sound and vibration-based healing. 

Psychoacoustics is the scientific study of the perception of sound, and it has fueled researchers’ paths to understand better how it can be used as medicine. 

A study published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine found that an hour-long sound meditation helped people reduce tension, fatigue, anxiety, and depression while increasing a sense of spiritual well-being. 

Another great piece of research worth reading about the benefits of sounds is the “neurochemistry of music” if you are interested in learning more. 

The company announced preorders starting this week. The OPUS SoundBed™ will retail at $1999 or as low as $56/mo when it launches early 2022, with a limited-time discount available for those that reserve their device ahead of time.

I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products and have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. 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&fitness-tech evolution and keep 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 or Fossil Gen 5 LTE and keep a close eye on my HRV and other recovery metrics.

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