Following a highly successful Kickstarter campaign and user feedback period, we decided to rename our leading neuroscience lifestyle product, formerly called Buzzies, to TouchPoints™. The updated name aims to more accurately describe the non-invasive wearable devices, enabling consumers who are exploring the product to better understand how the technology works, and ultimately, begin their own journey toward stress relief.
Sold as a set of wearable devices, TouchPoints™ use BLAST (Bi-lateral Alternating Stimulation Delivered Tactile) technology that transfers alternating vibrations to alter the body’s stress-driven Fight, Flight or Freeze (F3) response and restore homeostatic nervous system functioning, allowing users to think clearly and experience calm.
“Dr. Amy Serin and I started this company just over 18 months ago with one goal: Helping reduce stress in people’s lives,” said Vicki Mayo, CEO and Co-Founder of The TouchPoint Solution™. “Today, there are over 5,000 TouchPoints™ devices worldwide accomplishing that mission and improving people’s lives. To reach more people, however, we wanted the product’s name to line up with what consumers understood it to do, who it was for, and how it would work – an insight our current customers helped to uncover.”
Customers who purchased the patent-pending technology devices since December’s launch have reported that just 30 seconds of using the product can reduce stress by up to 71%. They also shared that they were pleasantly surprised by the positive experience using the devices – the product’s name created initial confusion in their minds about how it might work (such as shocking or loud “buzzing” sounds), and who it might be meant for (children versus adults). Once they tested the product and realized its effective simplicity, they wanted to make sure others knew.
“It’s only natural, then, that we would make their feedback and comments so integral into our business. In addition to this name update, we will continue to listen to user feedback to help evolve neuroscience technology and products that help people relieve stress and improve their lives.”
We have customers using TouchPoints™ for a wide variety of reasons. Here are some of the most popular uses for TouchPoints™.
TouchPoints™ offer a passive, non-invasive solution that may be more powerful that other methods in preventing nervous system hyperarousal in real-time. TouchPoints can be used in the classroom, at home, or during therapy sessions to attempt to reduce sensory hyperarousal for improved outcomes in children with ASD.
TouchPoints™ not only increase attention span, but reduce stress and anxiety in as little as 30 seconds. Preliminary data shows that the bi-lateral alternating stimulation in tactile form may reduce the need for restless motor movements and may improve attention in some cases.
Our customers with PD have been increasingly reporting that using TouchPoints™ as the medication wears off can help with that anxiety and agitation, as well as lessen the severity of tremors while TouchPoints™ are on.
TouchPoints™ are the first ever wireless, therapist or patient controlled devices for tactile stimulation. They can be used safely by consumers or clients to reduce stress in real time and many therapists are encouraging clients to use this as an adjunct to in-office treatments.
For everything you do for your family, TouchPoints™ can give you the extra help you might not even know you need to help manage stressful situations at home. Each and every family member can benefit from using TouchPoints™. Take turns using TouchPoints™ to help get through stressful situations such as homework time and bedtime and to prevent meltdowns.
TouchPoints™ were created using a successful component of therapy used to help those with PTSD. TouchPoints™ can be used to manage panic attacks, prevent angry outbursts, reduce unhealthy cravings, and help them fall asleep or return to sleep if they wake in the nighttime.
TouchPoints™ utilize proven Bi-lateral Alternating Stimulant Tactile (BLAST) technology to help you fall asleep. Proven to physically block the body’s stress response, BLAST technology can increase parasympathetic activity when used minutes before sleep.
TouchPoints™ are a neuroscientific wearable that helps alleviate stress so that your test performance doesn't have to suffer. Wear them before your big exam to ease your nerves and since they're so discrete, you can even wear them during your test to help you focus.
TouchPoints™ will become your new best friend through your wedding planning journey and are a must-have for nervous brides and grooms on their big day. In fact, the whole wedding party from mother of the bride to bridesmaids can benefit from this discrete wearable.
Nervous about going to the doctor or dentist? You're not alone. Wearing TouchPoints™ on the way to your appointment can help you relax and put you in a calm state of mind. You can even wear them during your appointment to keep you at ease.