Deanna Middleton

Bronze

Discipline
Product & Structural Design

Year of study
4th Year

University
Nottingham Trent University

69% of 11-21-year-old girls blame exam pressure as the leading cause of their stress and anxiety. Asmara aims to combat this.

Asmara is a wearable bone conduction device that delivers ASMR sounds to promote relaxation. Studies into ASMR (Auto Sensory Median Response) have found that it can lower heart rate more than music therapy meaning it has the potential to become a new type of treatment.

The sound is delivered using vibrations which are received by the cochlea, leaving the users ears open to their surroundings. Users do not have to shut themselves off, perfect for a study environment.