Roll Out Your Meditation Mat & Turn on the Magnetics

FluxWear, a neuromodulation technology startup located in southern California, demonstrated its first product at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. The product, SHIFT, is a wearable neuromodulation device to help people with pain, anxiety or stress to rapidly attain a meditative state. 

SHIFT is designed to deliver a unique magnetic stimulation profile to achieve rapid functional connectivity improvements within targeted brain networks that quickly place the user in a relaxed meditative state. Once in this state, says the company, the user can attain the benefits of meditation including reduced pain, decreased stress, deeper sleep and improved focus. 

The product pairs a cadet-style hat with a pulsed electromagnetic field module to emit and direct very low intensity pulsing magnetic fields towards the user’s frontal, temporal, parietal and occipital lobes. Due to the flexible nature of the emitters, the device is able to populate fabric with dozens of them to create dense, multi-directional magnetic field profiles, says the company. It implements a distinctive stimulation protocol that results in a rapid whole brain synchronization, thereby quickly placing a user in a relaxing meditative state. The concept is to help users obtain the health benefits of meditation quicker and easier, aiding those who need extra help in reaching a better, deeper meditative state. SHIFT is a Class I FDA registered device. 

“We are thrilled to be taking our product to CES to show the world what this technology is truly capable of,” says Kamran Ansari, CEO and inventor of SHIFT. “We sincerely believe that this device will make the benefits of meditation accessible to all and change the lives of millions who suffer from chronic pain and anxiety.” 

In 2017, Kamran’s sister and co-founder, Nadia Ansari, was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease which caused her severe chronic pain. Determined to help his sister, Kamran began a journey to develop a product that would help Nadia achieve a meditative state to better manage her pain. After creating the initial prototype in 2020, Kamran and Nadia experimented and eventually developed a stimulation profile that, within minutes, enabled Nadia to enter a deep meditative state and reduce her pain as a result. 

Kamran is a two-time recipient of the Beckman-Chapman Young Scientist Award for his research in pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, a member of John Hopkin’s Study of Exceptional Talent, and a 2020-2022 World Science Scholar. He was a speaker on neuromodulation at the December 2021 Stanford School of Medicine AI + HealthOnline Conference. 

Are you ready? Wear loose and comfortable clothing, roll out your meditation mat, press the black button and enjoy your meditative journey. See