U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a report highlighting the negative health impacts of loneliness.
“‘We now know that loneliness is a common feeling that many people experience. It’s like hunger or thirst. It’s a feeling the body sends us when something we need for survival is missing,’ Murthy told the Associated Press" (Seitz, 2023).
The report noted that loneliness increases the risk of premature death by nearly 30%, as those with poor social relationships are known to have greater risk of stroke, heart disease, depression, anxiety, and dementia (Seitz, 2023).
In searching for solutions to the challenges presented by social isolation, Murthy asks the question:
“'How do we design technology that strengthens our relationships as opposed to weaken them?'” (Seitz, 2023).
One technological solution is Wondr – a mental wellness platform powered by Immersion Neuroscience – which continuously and objectively measures the value of every social experience. This means Wondr can remind users to seek out joyful connection when they are below the threshold needed for emotional health.
“How can that be possible?” you may be asking.
It's possible because Immersion’s technology measures the electrical signatures of oxytocin and dopamine – the primary social bonding chemicals that serve as key indicators of wellness. What's more amazing? Measurements of these electrical signatures can be gathered by common wearable devices like Apple Watches and Whoops, making neuroscience accessible for millions.
Translation: Wondr represents the democratization of neuroscience to measure wellness, drive joyful social connections, and eliminate the negative health impacts of loneliness.
Contact us now to see how Wondr improves lives!