Parenting In Progress - 2018 Back to School Guide: Personal Care Must-Haves

2018 Back to School Guide: Personal Care Must-Haves

Touchpoints:

Does your child find back to school time stressful? Touchpoints use neuroscience technology to reduce stress.  These are wearable devices that you can wear to help with any stress and anxiety you might be feeling during the school year.  My oldest is a senior and college student this year and has suffered from anxiety for several years now.  This is a healthy and non-medication alternative that helps her reduce her stress level in minutes.  It’s a great solution.

TouchPoints, non-invasive wearable devices that are worn on either side of the body (on the wrists, pockets, socks, etc) and use patent-pending neuroscience technology shown to reduce stress by up to 70% in just 30 seconds.

Two models are available:

  • TouchPoints Basic: Manually controlled with three settings (sleep, calm, anger). This model is perfect for elementary and junior high students. ($160)
  • TouchPoints Original: Controlled via smartphone (iOS and Android compatible) with six settings (calm, focus, sleep, performance, anger, and cravings). High school and college students prefer this model. ($250)

Here is a case study to show how TouchPoints can be used to manage stress, hyperactivity, lack of proactivity and focus while at school.

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*This article first appeared in Parenting In Progress on August 11, 2018, by BETHANY1980To read the full article, click here.

Viral Thread - This truly amazing piece of tech is making stress a thing of the past

This truly amazing piece of tech is making stress a thing of the past

We've all had one of those days. You know, the ones where you got up late because you couldn't sleep last night, you're horrendously behind schedule for work, the phone's ringing off the hook with calls from your boss who already hates you, your car has broken down, your kid is off school sick, and you feel like no one on earth has experienced stress quite like this.

You're certainly not the only one to feel this way, but despite what you may think, there is a solution to your problem. And, yes, it's one that doesn't mean walking around your office with a pained smile that tells your co-workers that "everything's fine", while you secretly scream inside.

Allow us to introduce you to TouchPoints, the wearable stress relief devices which could be the answer to nearly your every worry. Founded in 2015, TouchPoints alleviate stress through neuroscience and technology, working by sending vibrations that disengage the body’s instinctive 'fight or flight' response to stressful situations. Using patent-pending technology called BLAST, they offer a discreet and non-invasive method to remedy taxing moments in life.

Credit: TouchPoints

When a person is feeling pressured - whether this be through a big presentation coming up at work, an unpleasant conversation that needs to be had with a manager, a desperate need for sleep, or whatever else - TouchPoints shifts the individual back into thinking with the logical, rational part of their brain, incredibly making their stress seem manageable.

If you're looking for results, look no further than this impressive statistic: TouchPoints users have reported a 71 percent reduction in body sensations within 30 seconds.

Perhaps the revolutionary device has been so successful because it comes from a very personal place for its creators. Co-founder and CEO of The TouchPoint Solution, Vicki Mayo, spent countless sleepless nights watching her daughter experience vivid night terrors before reaching out to her friend Dr. Amy Serin for help.

Credit: TouchPoints

"It was horrible. I felt helpless, like there was nothing I could do for her," Vicki said. "The whole family was suffering because she would wake up nightly and we’d all be awake. The following mornings we would be exhausted - we were caught in a spiral I couldn’t get out of. I felt like I had tried everything, and we were at our wit's end."

Having isolated a component of successful PTSD treatment, neuropsychologist Dr. Serin was using it to research the impact of stress-reduction using a handheld device on children, and soon suggested that Vicki's daughter try her product.

Credit: TouchPoints

The treatment provided fantastic results and soon enough, Vicki and Dr. Serin decided to team up to create an instant stress-reduction solution that could help out individuals all across the globe who were grappling with stressful workloads.

Since then, the company has soared, with many of its users unable to praise it enough. Take TouchPoints user Wanda Gibson's husband, for example. After he was deployed nine years ago, he returned a "different man", who was often angry, impatient and depressed, and was soon diagnosed with PTSD.

After testing different methods of recovery, including counseling and medication, Wanda feared she would never have any resemblance of her old husband back. Until she discovered TouchPoints.

Credit: TouchPoints

"I convinced him to try the sleep setting and the first night he slept better than he had in years!" said Wanda. "We are now three months out from the purchase. My sweet, gentle, kind husband has returned. He’s used them almost daily since then and I have no doubt that he has built new neuropathways which has helped him cope with the daily stresses that he encounters. He feels a million times better and is now equipped to deal with difficult situations with hope."

Wanda and her husband have joined thousands of others raving about TouchPoints - and you could be next. Next time you find that pained grimace emerging on your face in the office, you know what to do.

*This article first appeared in Viral Thread on July 30, 2018, by Emma Brazell. To read the full article, click here.

Innovation Freak - Keep Calm Like Never Before

KEEP CALM LIKE NEVER BEFORE

  

A wearable device that can reduce or eliminate your stress or anxiety in 30 seconds? It almost sounds too good to be true but after chatting with Vicki Mayo from Touchpoint Solutions I learn the true science behind their device… Now I need to try one.

Vicki and I chat about the many different applications that TouchPoints have, reducing stress and anxiety is the one that most people can relate to. For a lot of people, stress seems normal and something that everyone has to deal with it. But after chatting with Vicki and learning about how TouchPoints work, my thoughts on how to reduce stress have changed. Vicki does a wonderful job explaining how TouchPoints work in this short video.

Vick and her team were gracious enough to give you a 10% discount code which is INNOVATIONFREAK. If you get a pair let me know how well they work for you!!

Check out TouchPoint on Facebook!

PODCAST EPISODE 32 WITH VICKI MAYO FROM TOUCHPOINT SOLUTIONS:

*This podcast first appeared in Innovation Freak on June 27, 2018 by . To read the full article, click here.

AZ India - A Valley Tech Start-Up's Answer to Stress-Free Life

A Valley Tech Start-Up's Answer to Stress-Free Life

AZ India May Edition 5

*This article first appeared in AZINDIA on May 1, 2018.

CTA It Is Innovation (i3) Magazine - A Tipping Point for Life-Changing Technologies

A Tipping Point for Life-Changing Technologies

CTA - It Is Innovation (i3) Magazine

Electronic technology has taken colossal leaps in the past 40 years since I first began covering tech, and it now impacts just about every human activity. This year’s CES included the introductions of many technologies and devices that provide a vision of what the immediate future will look like. Thanks to developments in 5G, AI, VR and IoT, 2018 will be a tipping point for a host of societal changing technologies. Here are a handful of the companies I visited at CES that, at the very least, will educate consumers about the technological revolution that is happening now. 

BrainCo was founded three years ago less than a mile from Harvard University and develops “brain-machine interface (BMI) platform technologies for the education and healthcare markets.” The Focus headband is said to accurately monitor, analyze and visualize brainwaves. “Together with neurofeedback training techniques, this product is used in the education market to help teachers understand student engagement and also help students increase their study habits,” BrainCo explains. It may sound like science fiction, but the technology is being used today.

TouchPoints, founded by neuropsychologist Dr. Amy Serin and child advocate Vicki Mayo in 2015, brings relief to people who suffer from stress and anxiety. TouchPoints devices can be worn on wrists or clipped to clothing and use Bi-Lateral Alternating Stimulation Tactile (BLAST) technology, transferring alternating vibrations to alter the body’s response to stress and to restore homeostatic nervous system functioning. TouchPoints are said to overcome anxiety, focus issues and sleep problems, and have been reported to help cope with conditions like Parkinson’s, Autism and ADHD.

Transdev developed i-Cristal, an electric and fully autonomous shuttle designed for “tomorrow’s shared mobility.” The 16 passenger vehicle uses Transdev’s Universal Routing Engine adapted for fixed-line services and is fully charged in 90 minutes. By mid-year Rouen, France will be the first location in Europe to deliver an “on-demand mobility service” operated using five fully electric and autonomous vehicles on open roads thanks to Transdev. The service will serve three routes totaling 6.5 miles and 17 stops. The fleet will include four Renault Zoe cars — two with Renault’s and two with Transdev’s autonomous driving technology.

HiberSense is a personalized climate control system which provides homeowners with HVAC automation and control for individual rooms, using a mobile app that lets users set their preferences and view system usage. It analyzes data from wireless vents to control room temperature and the airflow to each room while the HiberSense thermostat controls the HVAC system. HiberSense says it can save up to 40 percent in heating and cooling, and it is an “easy retrofit” with homes that have a forced-air HVAC.

L’Oreal USA is introducing UV Sense, “the first battery-free wearable electronic UV sensor,” and a limited-edition My UV Patch to provide consumers with “crucial information about their individual ultraviolet (UV) exposure levels.” According to global VP Guive Balooch, the goal was to “create something that blends problem-solving technology with human-centered design.”

There are many more examples of ways that technology is transforming society. Products you never thought your company would sell, manufacture or use to operate your businesses — and as a consumer you thought you’d never use — may soon become part of your everyday life. In an industry that thrives on innovation and disruption, this year may turn out to be the most innovative and the most disruptive ever.

Steve Smith

*This article first appeared in the Consumer Technology Association's It Is Innovation (i3) Magazine on May 17, 2018, by Steve Smith. To read the full article, click here.

Well Connected Mom - Relieve Stress in Minutes Without Medication

Relieve Stress in Minutes Without Medication

Last year we introduced to our readers ReliefBand.  ReliefBand uses proprietary programmed pulses to send a signal to relieve nausea.  It really works and I don’t travel on boats/ships without it. 

Today we’d like to introduce TouchPoints to you.  TouchPoints is a similar device in the sense that it uses using neuroscientific technology, involving electrical pulses, to relieve stress by over 70% in as little as 30 seconds.

In fact, to be more specific, “TouchPoints uses Bi-Lateral Alternating Stimulation Tactile (BLAST) stimulation to give the user a gentle vibration that affects the brain and alters the body’s fight, flight or freeze response.”  

Wow, is that even possible?  Yes, it is, we tested it.  In fact, I wore the TouchPoints bracelets during the Consumer Electronics Show in January.  Why? With over 4,000 exhibits to see and 185,000 people, let alone all of that exciting technology and accessories, your blood tends to pump a little.  I used TouchPoints to help settle me. Did it work? 

Can TouchPoints Really Reduce Stress in Minutes?

 

Yes.  I felt calmer.  But to drive the point further, when I stopped by the TouchPoints booth at CES (when I wasn’t wearing them), they had me sit down and they took my blood pressure.  My blood pressure was 131/99 with a heart rate of 66.  My blood pressure is usually 120/78 and my heart rate is normally 65.

I then put on my TouchPoint bracelets for several minutes and my blood pressure went to 121/88 and my heart rate slowed to 64 beats per minute.  Now mind you, all the chaos was still going on around me – thousands of people around, loud talking, people in the TouchPoints booth asking questions, waiting for their turn to have their blood pressure read.

An interview was going on in the booth, showing TouchPoints to TV show videographers.  Things were happening, yet I was getting calmer.  The CES Show is no place for peaceful blue skies, chirping birds, a placid lake, or other calming cues.  So to be in the midst of chaos and obtain a state of calm is near impossible.  But it is possible with TouchPoints.

So, What are TouchPoints?

TouchPoints are sold with two bracelets that you slip on each of your wrists.  You need two of them to tag team each other and work throughout your body. Although I should note, that they do not need to be on your wrists. You can also clip them to your clothing or keep them in your hands, they just need to be on opposite sides of your body.

TouchPoints will send alternating pulse BLAST vibrations on your wrists which can actually calm your brain, thus calm your heart rate and pulse.  The vibration is noticeable and audible, but it does not hurt or tickle.  If you purchase the TouchPoints Original, you will sync your TouchPoints to the app to choose between six presets:

  1.  Sleep
  2. Focus
  3. Craving
  4. Calm
  5. Performance
  6. Anger

Or you can customize your own sensations by altering the Frequency, Intensity, and Overlap of the alternating pulses and even create your own favorite settings (up to 3).

TouchPoints Help Children and Adults in a Number of Ways…

Stress

As you could see from my blood pressure results above, TouchPoints have an almost immediate way to reduce your body’s response to stress. 

In fact, case studies conducted by TouchPoints that people using TouchPoints with generalized stress showed a 90% reduction in headaches while increasing the quantity and quality of their sleep.  They also improved their productivity.

ADHD

There are over 6 million children diagnosed with ADHD in the United States.  Although TouchPoints cannot make ADHD disappear, they can do a remarkable job in helping children (and adults) focus and reduce their normal activity impulses. 

Does your child have trouble completing simple tasks in the morning to get to school?  How about focusing on tasks?  Can s/he stay in his/her seat during school?  TouchPoints can help.

In this ADHD case study, a 14-year old boy wore TouchPoints in the morning for a 1/2 hour while getting ready for school and things became much easier…for him and his exhausted mom.  She couldn’t believe the difference.  Her son also wears them in school to help him stay in his seat.

After one month of the daily use of TouchPoints this 14-year old boy achieved…

  • A 45% reduction in anxiety
  • A 25% reduction in hyperactivity
  • A 36% improvement in attention
  • His 2.3 GPA rose to 3.1 GPA
  • More self-confidence
  • Improved relationships with parents

Oh, and the average hours of homework he used to spend were reduced by an hour a day.

Autism

Does your child or a child you know have autism?  One in 68 people is diagnosed with Autism.  Typically, a child with autism can be obsessive, hyperactive, irritable, angry, reactive, has little eye contact with others, and can refuse to do their work.  That was the case with the 10-year-old boy in this Autism case study.

He would come home exhausted each day from sensory overload at school and his teacher, I’m sure exasperated.  TouchPoints changed all this.  No, TouchPoints didn’t cure him, but after regular use, he had…

  • A 60% reduction in leaving the classroom
  • A 50% reduction in angry outbursts with lower intensity
  • Easier transitions
  • Better sensory integration
  • Improved eye contact
  • Less hyperactivity

In fact, his teacher was so impressed with the difference that she requested that the school has extra TouchPoints on hand in every classroom to use as needed.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Over 24 million people are living with PTSD.  They have had experienced traumatic events in their lives that they can’t get over.  They experience immense stress, negative thoughts, hyperarousal, and can’t get past re-experiencing or reliving the traumatic event over and over again.

TouchPoints can be used to help manage panic attacks, decrease or prevent angry outbursts, diminish unhealthy cravings, and improve their quality of sleep.

Sleeplessness

Over 50 million people suffer from a sleep disorder.  Do you, your child, or other family member have trouble falling asleep or waking up numerous times during the night? The quality of your sleep has A LOT to do with how productive your day is going to be.

Using TouchPoints 15 minutes before falling asleep can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.  You’ll notice the difference right away.  If you’re one who stays up at night thinking about all the things that need to be done in the morning, TouchPoints will help you immensely.

So Why Haven’t You Heard of TouchPoints?

One of the founders of TouchPoints, Dr. Serin, used quantitative electroencephalogram data, existing neuroscientific research, and archival data to see the impact BLAST technology can do with just a few seconds of use. 

BLAST has been used in doctor offices for years, but after seeing the immense benefits, Dr. Serin teamed up with entrepreneur Vicki Mayo to bring this amazing technology to the masses in 2015.

The TouchPoints company isn’t backed by a huge company with deep pockets.  It’s a smaller company with a mission to reach families and adults who either can’t afford such treatments in a doctor’s office or most likely never knew this technology existed.  Dr. Serin and Mayo’s mission is to make it affordable and available.

TouchPoints Original is rechargeable and comes with an app for customization.  At careful glance, you’ll see they are made of plastic; they do not look like a suped-up fitness watch or even possess the style and glamor of a Samsung or Apple watch.  It’s not the cover of the book that possesses the beauty, but what is on the inside that counts.

The TouchPoints BLAST technology can rock your world.

TouchPoints Come in Two Versions:

  1. Original has 6 settings to help with calm, sleep, focus, anger, performance, and cravings.  In addition, TouchPoints Original comes with an app, offering additional customization.
  2.  Basic, offered at a reduced price, has 3 settings to help with sleep, calm, and anger and does not need an app to begin working.

TouchPoints Basic kit for $160 or the Original kit for $260, pre-order them directly from the TouchPoints website.  Wristbands are also offered in assorted colors, starting at $20.  TouchPoints sent me a pair of the Stainless Steel Mesh wristbands (offered for $10 more) and I highly recommend them.  They are magnetic and super easy to slide on and off.

A Mom’s Perspective

TouchPoints work through the use of Bi-Lateral Alternating Stimulation – Tactile (BLAST) which send alternating vibrations through your body to alter the Fight, Flight, or Freeze response to stress.  With as little as 30 seconds, your homeostatic nervous system can return to normal, giving you clarity and a calmness not thought possible minutes before.

Once you begin TouchPoints, you will hear them working…unfortunately, others can hear them too on your wrists. You also need to recharge them after every use. But they do work and can help with stress, focus, and performance.

Believe it or not, one in three Americans suffer from extreme stress.  TouchPoints can help with this.  But you can benefit from TouchPoints even when not feeling stress.  Use it daily for preventative measures to start your day more calmly, improve your focus and performance, and even reduce anger.  Use them before bed to prepare yourself for sleep.

Is your child anxious before a speech or test?  Let him/her use them.  Your husband has too much on his plate?  Perhaps he needs to try them too.

We were really excited to learn about TouchPoints and how they can remarkably change a state of mind within as little as 30 seconds.  We can’t wait to hear your stories of how TouchPoints has changed your family life (or personal life) for the better!

*This article first appeared in Well Connected Mom on April 6, 2018, by . To read the full article, click here.

12 News Long Island - The Download: TouchPoints

The Download: TouchPoints

The TouchPoints are twin vibrating devices that are worn on each wrist and use "Bi-Lateral Alternating Stimulation Tactile" technology to reduce stress. Click here to view this innovative technology on The Download for 12News Long Island TV. 

*This video first appeared on 12 News Long Island on April 6, 2018, by the producers of 12 News Long Island. To watch the full video, click here.

KUTV Tech Report - Tech Report: Stress relief with TouchPoints

Tech Report: Stress relief with TouchPoints

(KUTV) — We were joined in studio by Jeff Lind, a partner with Codeword, who told us all about Touchpoint, a product developed by neuroscientists that can relieve stress.

*This video first appeared on KUTV on Tuesday, March 13th, 2018, by the producers of KUTV. To watch the full video, click here.

3TV Good Morning Arizona - Dr. Amy Serin and TouchPoints™ on Good Morning Arizona (3TV): Men & Stress

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Tech Times - Stressed Out? TouchPoints Wearable Device Helps Relieve Stress In Less Than 30 Seconds

Stressed Out? TouchPoints Wearable Device Helps Relieve Stress In Less Than 30 Seconds

More than 44 percent of men and women in the United States are stressed from leading busy lives. Some of the most common factors of stress, include helping out ill family members, financial responsibilities, working long hours, and chronic health conditions.

Stressed Out? TouchPoints Wearable Device Helps Relieve Stress

TouchPoint Solution's, a startup based in Scottsdale, Arizona, has developed a wearable device aimed at helping men and women combat everyday anxiety and stress.

Previous studies have shown that women can cope with stress better, while some men struggle to acknowledge their anxiety. However, the wearable device has made an impact on men who don't normally know how to handle stress from the workplace.

Called TouchPoints, the wearable device uses very light micro-haptic vibrations with different intensity levels to help reduce stress, increase concentration, focus, all while improving the quality of sleep with BLAST technology. By wearing the two devices, users can reduce stress by more than 70 percent in less than 30 seconds.

The device can be worn for longer periods of time throughout the day, as well as 15 minutes at night before bed to get more sleep.

Getting Started With TouchPoints

To get started with TouchPoints, simply download the TouchPoints mobile app from the App Store and Google Playon a smartphone or tablet.

The TouchPoints wearable device then needs to be worn on each side of the body. For example, users should wear the TouchPoints watchband on their wrists or ankles. Users can also choose to clip TouchPoints device to clothing items, such as bra straps, belts, pants, pockets, or even socks. Once the TouchPoint devices are turned on users will see a blinking green light.

Price Of TouchPoints for $160, TouchPoints Basic comes with BLAST Technology, rechargeable batteries, 3 different speeds, including slow (sleep), medium (calm), and fast (anger). TouchPoints Basics also comes in Graphite Gray.

For $240, TouchPoints Original comes with BLAST Technology, rechargeable batteries, six pre-settings, including calm, focus, sleep, performance, anger, and cravings. TouchPoints Original also gives users the ability to customize and save their settings.

The battery life for TouchPoints Basic and Original lasts anywhere from 7 to 8 hours. Unlike most wearable devices, the devices take 2 to 3 hours to recharge. They also need to be recharged once a week regardless of how often users wear the device.

Besides the price point, the main difference between the wearable devices is the TouchPoints Original is controlled by an app which needs to be downloaded, while the TouchPoints Basic wearable device isn't.

In addition, not only does the BLAST technology in TouchPoints help manage everyday stress, but users have found significant results in those who have ADHD, Autism, PTSD, and difficulty sleeping at night.

*This article first appeared in Tech Times on 2 March 2018, 10:33 am EST, by  . To read the full article, click here.

KHQA - Wearable Devices Invented to Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Panic

Wearable Devices Invented to Reduce Stress, Anxiety, and Panic

Many people have to overcome anxiety, stress and even panic attacks on occasion to get through their days and weeks.

Some of those people are turning to a new alternative to medication.

It's called The TouchPoint Solution.

People wear these small, vibrating devices on watches or on each side of their body for relief. According to Neuropsychologist Dr. Amy Serin, the vibrations reduce stress, increase focus, and improve sleep.

Patients also have used them to deal with PTSD, ADHD, Autism and Parkinson's Disease.

"When you feel stress, your body's fight or flight mechanism engages, which does things like make your stomach hurt or your chest get tight or you have tension in your shoulders," CEO and co-founder Vicki Mayo said. "When the TouchPoints turn on, they actually don't allow that fight or flight mechanism to engage."

You can control the vibrating devices through an app. 

Users also can customize them with six presettings for calm, focus, sleep, performance, anger, and cravings.

*This article first appeared in KHQA Online on Thursday, February 22nd 2018, by Rajah Maples. To read the full article and watch the related video, click here.