Brightline’s Digital Therapy Platform for Children

Launching for kids in the San Francisco Bay Area, the platform Brightline connects children with “psychiatrists, therapists, and coaches who can provide one-on-one tele-therapy,” Fast Company explains. Their efforts are to manage the stress and trauma from changes to school, in the home and socially. During the pandemic, the tech company is waiving its monthly fee so that parents only pay the healthcare professionals—a move …

Lumen’s Handheld Metabolism-Tracking Device

Tech that's been around for decades, but never so personalized, easy or efficient

Lumen, a pocket-sized device designed to “hack” and track your metabolism, officially launches today. The device (which resembles a vaporizer) features a hollow interior equipped to read your breath as it passes through. Essentially, it’s founded upon a simple equation: if you’re breathing out high amounts of CO2, you’re burning carbs, and if you’re emitting lower CO2 amounts, you’re burning fat. But the technology designed …

Area 25’s At-Home Acupressure

We speak with acupuncturist Jessica Klein about exercises to relieve stress and elevate moods

NYC acupuncture clinic Area 25 was founded in 2018 out of frustration. Co-founders Amy Diaz (CEO) and Dr Robert MacDonald (chief clinical officer) felt the practice was wildly underutilized, and decided to make it less intimidating and more accessible in order to help individuals maintain their health, address pain and prevent illness. While still regarded as alternative medicine, acupuncture can result in patients take a …