October 2, 2022
Stress and screen time - interview with Dr. Jim Lyall founder Hannes Bend: It is a great pleasure speaking with you as a renowned mental health expert, Dr. Jim Lyall. You have been a practicing clinical psychologist in Northeast Ohio for over 40 years. Through your private practices, you have helped hundreds of patients
February 25, 2022
How To Reduce Stress At Work in 2022
2021 started off with the promise of moving forward – there had to be an improvement on the previous year, right? The pandemic has been life-changing for everyone, changing the way we work and see our friends and families, while also impacting other aspects of our lives.
December 13, 2021 announces new partnership with GTMfund
GTMfund is an early-stage fund focused on B2B SaaS startups that are well positioned for hyper-growth, possess product-market fit, and have rising traction rates. At this stage of our product’s journey,
September 14, 2021 Accepted in the Roux Institute Techstars Accelerator Program is one of the 10 companies selected into The Roux Institute Techstars Accelerator 2021 program, from a diverse field of applicants from Chile to Seattle.
May 10, 2021
How Can Adaptive Interfaces Enhance the Quality of Your Work Life?
Ever since the beginning of the pandemic, most of us spend more and more time in front of the monitors than ever before. And since that time, more and more focus is being put on how to make the quality of that time better to increase productivity and reduce eye strain.
January 21, 2021
What Are The 3 Stages Of Stress And How To Relax At Work
I think we can all agree that today's world is a lot more fast-paced. People face tough competition at every step. And all these can be stressful. Whether you are stressing about something at work or for something personal,
October 5, 2020
Finding Your Heart's Most Calming Hues
Calendars, lists, apps - we all know these common tools that help us reach work goals and probably already know what is for our work style. What would it mean if you could add another tool that could help you improve the productivity while you work? Tools like… colors? Correct, colors do impact our productivity so it’s great to know what does it mean exactly and how can you use this knowledge for your benefits!
January 25, 2020
Your UI Is Here For You
Most of us are constantly interacting with a user interface though we hardly notice it. Whether it is on our laptop, at work, or our cellphones that we carry everywhere, a large portion of our day-to-day experiences involve dealing with user interfaces.
June 4, 2019
Do You Know Your Heart’s Favorite Color?
AI does. It can now detect your nervous system’s signals as you use your screen.New technological developments using artificial intelligence with existing hardware and software can fundamentally alter our use of screen-based technologies. It is now possible to detect the screen users’ nervous systems via a selfie position, web cameras, and machine learning. The next aim is to adapt screen interactions to the users’ autonomic nervous systems’ activity.
Oh My Health … There’s HOPE! The Interview
“In this episode of Oh My Health … There’s HOPE! Jana talks with Hannes Bend. Hannes credits deep breathing and meditation for his recovery from decades of anxiety and depression rooted back to his birth trauma and intense rehab that followed.
January 19, 2022
The Benefits of Breathing and Breaks
When you’re feeling anxious or stressed at work, you may just keep powering through. There’s always something to do and a task to complete. But sooner or later, this way of working is going to catch up with you,
October 4, 2021 Launching Private Beta Version
It meets the users where they are - on the screen. It offers healthier habits on screens with break reminders and personalized screen colors. The 100+ break reminders are simple 20 seconds to 2 minute short
January 17, 2021
First pilot data with global company
We are excited about the data of our first employee wellness pilot.A globally operating company (6k+ employees) piloted our product with a test and control group over the course of three months.
December 15, 2021
Forbes highlights
“Even if you can’t give up your screens entirely, you can make them work for you. A new research-based browser extension called is built on state-of-the-art machine learning that uses your webcam to
November 16, 2021
Holistic Screen Time in the Blink of an Eye: Restoring Balance with Breathing
What’s the most precious substance in the world? Not necessarily the rarest, but rather the one we literally can’t live without? Well, despite all the joy that diamonds and pearls may (or may not) bring,
November 4, 2021 Selected as an Impact Startup as Part of the Upcoming Web Summit Conference
Web Summit is an annual technology conference held in Lisbon, Portugal, and is considered one of the largest tech events in the world. Web Summit partners range from Fortune 500 companies to startups, with attendees representing all levels and sectors of the global high technology industry. Impact Startups is a movement encouraging companies and entrepreneurs at Web Summit to focus on how they can use tech to benefit their industry as a whole, their local communities, and even the planet. At Web Summit 2021, the selected startups are at the forefront of this movement.
April 19, 2021
Semi-finalist at Collision Conference 2021 is proud to be a top contender at Collision Conference.
October 7, 2020
Presentation At Transformative Technologies Conference 2020
See how is transforming the wellness space!
March 11, 2020
Partnership with the NSSR Lab
We are currently working with the NSSR Lab at The New School, as well as the Assistant Professor of Psychology, Ben van Buren on a recently IRB-approved study on colors and performance while detecting vital signs via remote photoplethysmography.
February 2, 2023
1,111+ Active Users!
Our team is excited to see the acceptance of our browser extension just weeks after its launch. It runs on all Chromium-based browsers (Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Brave, Vivaldi, Epic).
February 23, 2022
New AI-Powered Health and Wellness Tools Are Helping People Feel Better at Work
"Companies like are already using AI to help people get their mental health at work back on track by making screen time healthier. Over 87% of screen users experience symptoms like mental exhaustion and eye strain, and while you can't escape the constant use of screens for work,
December 9, 2021 presentation at Techstars Demo Day 2021
The Roux Institute Techstars Accelerator program ended on Thursday, December 9, 2021, with the Demo Day event. The ten entrepreneurs, including CEO and founder Hannes Bend,
May 2, 2020
Breathing and COVID-19: An Overview and Free Treatment Potential
Amidst the heightened stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic, “better respiration” feels like an intuitive topic to tap into for various reasons. Improving our breathing can have an underestimated impact on overall health. Humans take up to 22,000 breaths ), and have an incredible 1,500 mile (2414 km) airway length, with 2,000 gallons (7570 liters) of air exchanged over the course of a day— the size of a swimming pool. The respiratory illness, COVID-19, is caused by a type of coronavirus called the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
March 21, 2020
COVID-19 Volunteering Project - Vital Sign AI founder Hannes Bend initiated the volunteering project Vital Sign AI, which is an app for remote symptom monitoring to fill in the COVID-19 testing gap. The project currently has 170+ volunteering healthcare practitioners, data scientists, engineers, and researchers from Stanford, Cornell Tech, and around the globe, as well as institutional support. 
November 14, 2018
SEAing Breath
This one-of-a-kind experience and art installation in one were developed by the team behind SEAing Breath offers a game-like embodied educational experience about sea-level rise, climate change, and breathing techniques. It’s the first breath biofeedback experience in Virtual Reality centered around sea-level rise. The experience was backed up by scientific data on the rising sea levels. ‍
Three Different Views on Biometrics and Immersion
Blood-glucose levels, brainwaves, and meditation and breath – surprisingly all have their place inside the tech and VRs. Interested in how our physical body fits within the immersive art of virtual experiences?’s founder, Hannes Bend, shared his experiences in that matter at the Creative Tech Week in New York.Interested in learning more? You can watch full presentations here.