Developed by physicians and neuroscientists, Apollo is a wearable wellness device that uses gentle vibrations to help your body recover from stress.
Drs. David Rabin, MD, Ph.D. and Greg Siegle, Ph.D. worked together at the Program in Cognitive Affective Neuroscience to develop and scientifically prove out the Apollo technology. Together, they discovered that certain combinations of low-frequency inaudible sound waves (vibration that you can feel, but can’t hear) can safely and reliably change how you feel through your sense of touch, and that those physiological changes can be measured in near real-time.
Apollo’s scientifically proven technology improves heart rate variability (HRV), a key biometric of stress, so you can feel more calm and balanced and perform at your best.
When you experience stress, the sympathetic branch of your nervous system kicks into “fight-or-flight" mode. This impairs your ability to focus, relax, and get good sleep. Through your natural response to touch, Apollo activates your parasympathetic “rest and digest” response.
Apollo’s vibrations work by signaling safety to the brain, which soothes the stress response and rapidly restores balance to the body.
Trials in both the lab and the real world repeatedly show that Apollo improves HRV and your body’s resilience to stress.
The device syncs with the Apollo mobile app and features seven different modes: Energy and Wake-up, Social and Open, Clear and Focused, Rebuild and Recover, Meditation and Mindfulness, Relax and Unwind, and Sleep and Renew. You can customize the app setting to help you achieve calm, for any event or occasion.
“The Apollo is the most unique wearable I’ve ever discovered…I’ve been using it in the social and open setting for parties, relaxation setting for naps, sleep setting for a deep night of restorative sleep and much more.
I’m incredibly excited that this thing exists. It’s an indispensable and safe tool for anyone who wants a bit of better living through science.” – Ben
Learn more about Apollo Neuro in these podcast episodes with Dr. Rabin, co-founder and chief innovation officer at Apollo Neuroscience: