• Everyone has Stress. How toxic is yours?

    Zenytime is your personal stress laboratory and coach:
    scientifically measure your stress levels and train your brain to master your stress.

  • Find out. Reduce.

     

    Zenytime leverages the most advanced scientific knowledge to measure biomarkers of stress and help you undo stress through simple, breath-powered games.

     

    We turn a powerful self-health technique into fun and take the guesswork out of everyday emotional health by delivering the most essential physiological information and statistics.

    No secluded time, no chemicals, no electrodes, nothing to wear: Zenytime is engaging, safe and easy.

  • Did you know your breath had superpowers?

  • Stress begins in the brain, and:

     

     

    Research has shown that the most sensitive and predictive measure of brain stress impact on the body is breathing. Zenytime enables you to see how toxic your stress is.

     

    Thousands of studies have also demonstrated that breathing has the power to modify how your brain controls stress throughout your body. Zenytime enables you to reduce stress toxicity.

     

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    Breath-powered games

    Our games are entirely controlled with your breath for you to:

     

    - enjoy immersive 3-5 minute breathers, anywhere,

    - assess the actual toxic impact of stress, anytime.

    - train and reduce stress toxicity for a better health.

     

    They generate a wealth of personal data for you to track, to get and stay motivated.

  • The Zenytime experience

    Your Puck

    No need to wear it! Grab it and play even when all you have is a few minutes. Sturdy and lightweight, the Puck embeds a patented breath sensor that turns your breathing into game controls. The Puck also measures biomarkers and breathing frequency during gameplay.

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    Your Games

    Zenytime games are designed to help you intuitively carry out 0.1 Hz breathing breaks anywhere, anytime. No line, timer, predefined patterns or cues to follow: you play at your own pace.

    Your Status

    Zenytime quantifies your personal data so you can track your progress over time. It provides visual, tangible metrics on how you perform and what you should concentrate on to reduce stress toxicity.

  • In Zenytime's flagship game "Supersower", 

    you control a fearless and dynamic character 

    with your breath in a low-gravity galaxy.

    In Supersower, you earn points by sowing seeds on as many cities as you can... There are flying obstacles on the way: clouds, storms, balloons... 

    Our games are based on self-adaptive proprietary mechanics and built-in coaching. They tell you when to breathe in, out, etc.

  • Your status

    Breath Power

    Real-time impact of stress on your brain and body 

    Will Power

    Ability to balance the bodily expression of stress over time

    Brain Power

    Self-regulated influence of your brain over your body

  • At the end of every Zenytime game, on top of your score, you get summarized data on your stress status: "Breath", "Brain" and "Will" Powers.

    Personalized measurements are displayed in a clear and concise format for "this game", "previous" as well as best and worst ever.

    You can also see how you stand up against your peers, people of same age, same gender, comparable game score range, etc.

  • Biomarkers we measure

     

    RSA: respiratory sinus arrhythmia is the most accurate real time measurement of stress toxicity with breathing frequency as a baseline.

     

    HRV: heart rate variability is an established indicator of chronic stress toxicity and shows one's power to regulate the bodily expression of stress.

    0.1 Hz Breathing

     

    Did you know that Zen monks who reach the highest states of meditation reduce their breathing to about 6 breaths a minute, from 15 and more for the rest of us?

     

    6 breathing cycles per minute is called "0.1 Hz breathing frequency". Zenytime measures your breathing frequency: it provides a powerful baseline for the assessment of stress toxicity and helps coach you to train your brain and engage the healing and rejuvenating powers of the vagus nerve.

  • Stress

    Taking a few deep breaths when you feel stressed is a at best a quick fix. Stress starts in the brain, which spreads its damaging effects throughout the body. Regular practice of 0.1 Hz breathing replaces the stress nervous response (sympathetic "fight-or-flight") with a relaxation response (parasympathetic, "rest-and-digest"), an antidote for the long-term toxic effects of stress on the brain and body.

    O2

    Every cell in your body depends on oxygen for fuel, especially the brain, with respiratory fitness strongly tied to cognitive longevity. However, the metabolism of oxygen, especially under stress, results in toxic byproducts that contribute to accelerated aging, decreasing cognitive and bodily longevity. 0.1 Hz breathing reduces oxygen use and the damaging effects of oxidative stress.

    Heart

    Research shows that cardiovascular and mental fitness go hand in hand: interventions that are good for the heart are good for the brain. 0.1 Hz breath gaming with Zenytime's revolutionary air controller, the “Puck”, is like a treadmill for your brain, helping improve circulation, reduce blood pressure, decrease heart rate, and enhance RSA (Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia, a critical measure of heart health).

    Brain

    Despite the popularity of "brain training" games, studies show that they alone have limited effectiveness on mental functioning. By contrast, 0.1 Hz breathing exercises engage the autonomic nervous system, which enhances brain plasticity and neurogenesis—the birth of new neurons—resulting in long-term changes in both grey and white matter.

    Immunity

    Intimately tied to stress, the immune system response starts in the brain and when overactive results in chronic inflammation, contributing to bodily and cognitive decline. Research shows that regular 0.1 Hz breathing practice triggers an anti-inflammatory from the brain, and can turn on and off genes to regulate the immune system.

  • Our solution is based on studies and publications from the most prestigious universities and research centers in the fields of neuroscience, medicine and psychology. See some our references there.

  • Pain Management

    An often overlooked component of pain management is managing the stress of pain. Not only does pain cause stress, stress also increases pain with damaging effects on the brain and body. Scientifically designed to build an anti-stress response, Zenytime is an essential component of any multi-modal pain management plan: it promotes consistency and provides new insights by tracking pain biomarkers.

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    “Breath training is the best kept secret to get an edge in the field.”

     

    Head S&C Coach – Soccer

    “I was waiting for a stress management tool that gives me stats and tangible results.”

     

    Wellness Manager – Financial Industry

     

    “We have been looking for this to engage a not-so-willing stressed population! Games and mobile are a go for us.”

     

    Chief Happiness Officer – Software Industry

     

  • In the Workplace

    Scientifically engineered to help power the wellness program of any organization, Zenytime is a best-in-class, turnkey and fully scalable stress management solution.
    We help organizations of all sizes deploy Zenytime and get new insights into their stress management and wellness programs in just a few weeks.

  • About us

    Today, science and technology enable every one of us to trigger and enhance Superpowers built in our brain and body like never before.

    Team Zenytime works hard to empower you and help you get more performant, healthier and happier.

    Celine Vignal

    Business Development

    Digital marketing & commercial operations. Celine's mission is to make conscious breathing the new walking. Masters Degree in Marketing, Rabelais University (France), Davidson College. Awarded one of the 50 most influential French in the U.S. 

    Founder

    Pierre Bonnat

    Technology

    Pierre Oversees the company's technology and overall strategy. An entrepreneur at heart, with 20 years of experience in the field of innovation, he invented the Zenytime solution and led the development of our cross-functional technology program.

    Founder

    Adam Anderson, Ph.D

    Neuroscience

    The recipient of several awards in neuroscience, Adam led a breakthrough study published in 2014 that “Cracked Brain’s Emotional Code”. Associate Professor, Cornell University. Ph.D in cognitive psychology, Yale University. Postdoc, Stanford University.

  • Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Advisor, Medical

    US board-certified anatomic pathologist, recipient of Physician
    Scientist Award from the U.S. National Cancer Institute. Chief medical
    editor of eMedicine Health.com,(WebMD Inc).

    Dean Karnazes

    "Ultramarathon Man"

    Advisor, Performance

    Ultra-marathoner Athlete / Speaker / Bestselling Author / Entrepreneur.
    TIME magazine named Dean Karnazes as one of the "Top 100 Most
    Influential People in the World”.

  • No credit card will be charged until we ship. Free shipping in Q2, 2016 for USA and Canada 

  • Product Specifications

     

    Description

    Zenytime Puck is not a wearable - you can carry it in your pocket as well as your purse or computer case, and use it even when all you have is a few minutes.

     

    Proprietary Breath sensor, HRV/RSA sensor
    Bluetooth 4.0 BLE 

    USB charging
    up to 2-week battery life - Battery life varies by use and configuration

    Compatibility

    iPhone 4S and above
    iPad 3 and above
    iPad mini
    Samsung Galaxy S4 and above
    Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and above
    HTC One - coming soon
    Huawei Honor - coming soon
    LG Nexus 4, 5 - coming soon
    and next-generations iOS and Android devices

    Dimensions

    Height: 0.66 inch or 16.8 mm
    Diameter: 2.61 inch or 66.4 mm (plus rubber ring)
    Weight: 3.5 oz, or 100 g

    In the Box

    Zenytime Puck and removable rubber ring
    USB charging cable
    Quick start guide

    Games

    Always free to download

    New releases on a regular schedule

     

     

     

     

    Specifications subject to change

     

  • We'd love to hear from you

    Zenytime brings a unique solution to the current health and wellness revolution. We never stop innovating: with smart sensors, apps, neuroscience… At Zenytime, we are committed to helping you elevate your well being to a whole new level through easy training and self-quantification. We learn from you, everyday.

  • Scientific References:

     

     

    Bernardi, L., Spadacini, G., Bellwon, J., Hajric, R., Roskamm, H., & Frey,  a W. (1998). Effect of breathing rate on oxygen saturation and exercise performance in chronic heart failure. Lancet. S0140-6736(97)10341-5 

    One month of .1 Hz respiratory training reduces breathing effort and improves both resting pulmonary gas exchange, including enhanced 02 saturation, and exercise performance in patients with chronic heart failure.

     

     

    Bernardi, L., Porta, C., Spicuzza, L., Bellwon, J., Spadacini, G., Frey, A. W., … Tramarin, R. (2002). Slow breathing increases arterial baroreflex sensitivity in patients with chronic heart failure. Circulation, 105(2), 143–5.

    .1 Hz breathing induced highly significant increases in baroreflex sensitivity, beneficial adaptive regulation of blood pressure, both in controls and in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients.  In addition to improving oxygen saturation and exercise tolerance, study also demonstrates that spontaneous respiratory rate can be trained with slow breathing exercises.

     

     

    Bilo, G., Revera, M., Bussotti, M., Bonacina, D., Styczkiewicz, K., Caldara, G., … Parati, G. (2012). Effects of Slow Deep Breathing at High Altitude on Oxygen Saturation, Pulmonary and Systemic Hemodynamics. PLoS ONE. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0049074

    Slow deep breathing improves ventilation efficiency for oxygen and reduces systemic and pulmonary blood pressure.

     

     

    Dick, T. E., Mims, J. R., Hsieh, Y.-H., Morris, K. F., & Wehrwein, E. a. (2014). Increased cardio-respiratory coupling evoked by slow deep breathing can persist in normal humans. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology, 204, 99–111.

    Cardiorespiratory coupling (CRC) is a biomarker of health and may underlie processes of health and disease. CRC deteriorates in sepsis and stress and increases in highly-trained athletes and is enhanced in relaxation and slow-wave sleep. Slow deep breathing enhanced CRC. After only 20 minutes, individuals can show short-term plasticity to strengthen CRC.

     

     

    Evans, K. C., Shea, S. A., & Saykin, A. J. (1999). Functional MRI localisation of central nervous system regions associated with volitional inspiration in humans. The Journal of Physiology, 520(2), 383-392.

    Breathing is associated with widespread brain activity. Comparison of volitional breathing with that controlled by a ventilator during fMRI reveals that breathing activates regions throughout the brain, including subcortical and neocortical regions such as the striatum and frontal lobes. 

     

     

    Hansen, A. L., Johnsen, B. H., Sollers, J. J., Stenvik, K., & Thayer, J. F. (2004). Heart rate variability and its relation to prefrontal cognitive function: the effects of training and detraining. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 93(3), 263–72.

     

     

    Study demonstrates training and detraining alters oxygen consumption, heart rate variability (HRV) and cognitive function.

     

     

    Joseph, C. N., Porta, C., Casucci, G., Casiraghi, N., Maffeis, M., Rossi, M., & Bernardi, L. (2005). Slow Breathing Improves Arterial Baroreflex Sensitivity and Decreases Blood Pressure in Essential Hypertension.

    Sympathetic hyperactivity and parasympathetic withdrawal may cause and sustain hypertension, with this autonomic imbalance related to reduced arterial baroreflex sensitivity and chemoreflex-induced hyperventilation. Controlled .1 Hz breathing, but not at higher rates, increased baroreflex sensitivity and reduced sympathetic activity and chemoreflex activation.

     

     

    Kemp, A., Sütterlin, S., Geisler, F., Williams, D. P., Cash, C., Rankin, C., … Thayer, J. F. (2015). Resting heart rate variability predicts self-reported difficulties in emotion regulation: a focus on different facets of emotion regulation, Frontiers in Psychology, 6.

    Vagally mediated heart rate variability (vmHRV) represents a psychophysiological index of inhibitory control and is associated with emotion regulation capacity. Evidence suggests those with higher resting vmHRV can regulate negative emotions more adequately. Lower resting vmHRV was associated with greater difficulties in emotional regulation, especially a lack of emotional clarity and impulse control.

     

     

    McCraty, R., Atkinson, M., Tiller, W. A., Rein, G., & Watkins, A. D. (1995). The effects of emotions on short-term power spectrum analysis of heart rate variability. The American Journal of Cardiology, 76(14): 1089-1093.

    Results suggest that positive emotions lead to enhanced HRV, which may be beneficial in the treatment of hypertension and in reducing the likelihood of sudden death in patients with congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease.

     

     

    Modesti, P. A., Ferrari, A., Bazzini, C., & Boddi, M. (2015). Time sequence of autonomic changes induced by daily slow-breathing sessions. Clinical Autonomic Research : Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society, 25(2), 95–104.

    In a randomized, controlled clinical trial, daily sessions of .1 Hz breathing first enhanced heart rate variability (HRV), which was followed by increased baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) and reduced 24-h ambulatory blood pressure in patients with mild hypertension and this effect persisted for the following 6 months.

     

     

    Mourya, M., Mahajan, A. S., Singh, N. P., & Jain, A. K. (2009). Effect of Slow-and Fast-Breathing Exercises on Autonomic Functions in Patients with Essential Hypertension. The Journal Of Alternative And Complementary Medicine, Volume 15, Number 7, 2009, pp. 711–717

    Stage 1 essential hypertension patients were randomly divided into the control and other two intervention groups, who were advised to do 3 months of slow-breathing and fast-breathing exercises. Improvement in both the sympathetic and parasympathetic reactivity was associated only in those practicing the slow-breathing exercise

     

     

    Philippot, P & Gaetane, C (2010) Respiratory feedback in the generation of emotion. Cognition and Emotion, 2002, 16 (5), 605–627

    Emotions have systematic effects on breathing quality.  Respiratory frequency slowed for joy, and increased for anger and fear. Instruction to practice slow breathing induced significant positive feelings, while faster breathing increased feelings of anger, fear and anxiety. These observations support the notion that respiratory quality plays an important role in emotions.

     

     

    Prinsloo, G. E., Rauch, H. G. L., Lambert, M. I. M. I., Muench, F., Noakes, T. D., Derman, W. E., … Derman, W. E. (2011). The Effect of Short Duration Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Biofeedback on Cognitive Performance During Laboratory Induced Cognitive Stress. Appl. Cognit. Psychol. 25: 792–801

    .1 Hz breathing increased HRV, reduced anxiety and sleepiness. .1 Hz intervention led to improvement in cognitive performance related to executive control and greater focus.

     

     

    Sakakibara, M., & Hayano, J. (1996). Effect of Slowed Respiration on Cardiac Parasympathetic Response to Threat. Psychosomatic medicine,

    Volume: 58, Issue: 1, Pages: 32-37

    The present study was designed to examine the effect of voluntarily slow and fast respiration on the cardiac parasympathetic response to a threat: the anticipation of an electric shock. The amplitude of the high frequency (HF) component of the heart rate variability significantly decreased during the threat in fast and nonpaced breathing groups, whereas it was unchanged in the slow paced breathing group. Results suggest that a slow respiration decreases the cardiac parasympathetic withdrawal response to the threat.

     

     

    Santaella, D. F., Devesa, C. R. S., Rojo, M. R., Amato, M. B. P., Drager, L. F., Casali, K. R., … Lorenzi-Filho, G. (2011). Yoga respiratory training improves respiratory function and cardiac sympathovagal balance in elderly subjects: a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 1(1)

    Ageing is associated with a decline in pulmonary function, heart rate variability and spontaneous baroreflex. Subjects were randomized into a 4-month training program of either stretching (control) or respiratory exercises. Respiratory training improved respiratory function and sympathovagal balance, indicating a regaining of parasympathetic predominance in the elderly.

     

     

    Shields, J. W. (2009). Heart rate variability with deep breathing as a clinical test of cardiovagal function. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.

    Research into heart rate variability (HRV) and respiration over the past 150 years has led to the insight that HRV with deep breathing (HRVdb) is a highly sensitive measure of cardiovagal or parasympathetic cardiac function. This sensitivity makes HRVdb an important part of the battery of cardiovascular autonomic function tests used in clinical autonomic laboratories. HRVdb is a reliable and sensitive clinical test for early detection of cardiovagal dysfunction in a wide range of autonomic disorders.

     

     

    Tharion, E., Samuel, P., Rajalakshmi, R., Gnanasenthil, G., & Subramanian, R. K. (2012). Influence of deep breathing exercise on spontaneous respiratory rate and heart rate variability: A randomised controlled trial in healthy subjects. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 56(1) : 80–87.

     

     

    Wells, R., Outhred, T., Heathers, J. A. J., Quintana, D. S., & Kemp, A. H. (2012). Matter Over Mind: A Randomised-Controlled Trial of Single-Session Biofeedback Training on Performance Anxiety and Heart Rate Variability in Musicians. PLoS ONE, Volume 7 | Issue 10 | e46597

    Trained musicians allocated to .1 Hz breathing showed significantly greater improvements in high frequency HRV during performance anticipation. Findings indicate that a single session of slow breathing, regardless of biofeedback, is sufficient for controlling physiological arousal in anticipation of psychosocial stress associated with music performance and that slow breathing is particularly helpful for musicians with high levels of anxiety.

     

     

    Zautra, A. J., Fasman, R., Davis, M. C., & Bud, A. D. (2010). The effects of slow breathing on affective responses to pain stimuli : An experimental study. Pain. 149,  12–18. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.pain.2009.10.001

     

     

    Dick, T. E., Mims, J. R., Hsieh, Y.-H., Morris, K. F., & Wehrwein, E. a. (2014). Increased cardio-respiratory coupling evoked by slow deep breathing can persist in normal humans. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology, 204, 99–111.

    Cardiorespiratory coupling (CRC) is a biomarker of health and may underlie processes of health and disease. CRC deteriorates in sepsis and stress and increases in highly-trained athletes and is enhanced in relaxation and slow-wave sleep. Slow deep breathing enhanced CRC. After only 20 minutes, individuals can show short-term plasticity to strengthen CRC.