RESPeRATE. So it’s an interactive breathing device which helps you take control of your blood pressure and lower it to safe levels. We’re talking bio-feedback hooked up to a breath control regime. It’s nothing new, and you’d probably do just as well, if not better, with a properly structured course of meditation. But hey, it’s got buttons. And whoo, a shiny screen. $290.00. (Flash animation demo)
Using a breathing sensor, RESPeRATE automatically analyzes your individual breathing pattern and creates a personalized melody composed of two distinct inhale and exhale guiding tones, delivered through comfortable earphones. Simply listen to the melody through the headphones and synchronize your breathing to the tones. By prolonging the exhalation tone RESPeRATE guides you to slow your breathing and reach the “therapeutic zone” of less than 10 breaths per minute. The physiological result? The muscles surrounding the small blood vessels in your body dilate, and relax. Blood is allowed to flow more freely, and pressure is directly, significantly lowered.