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TouchPoints are non-invasive, wearable devices that alleviate stress and improve performance by altering the body's stress response.
TouchPoints are non-invasive, wearable devices that alleviate stress and improve performance by altering the body's stress response.
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Buzzies are non-invasive, wearable devices that alleviate stress and improve performance by overriding the fight or flight mechanism.

Alleviate Stress and Anxiety With Neuroscience Wearables

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Do You Suffer From Stress and Anxiety?

                      Take The TouchPoint Challenge and Join The Revolution

The #TouchPointRevolution Is Here!

Thanks to you, we have transformed our project into a worldwide phenomenon with over 100 thousand views and exceeded our $15,000 funding goal within the first three days of our launch. This guarantees that you will receive your TouchPoint! We can't thank you enough! Our purpose is to give the gift of calm to as many people as possible so they can be their best selves.

-The Touchpoint Team
Vicki Mayo and Dr. Amy Serin

The Touchpoint Solution’s revolutionary new wearables, TouchPoint, alleviates stress and anxiety by using neuroscience to override the body’s fight or flight system.

TouchPoint offers a cost-effective, discreet, non-invasive method to reduce stress using a patent pending technology called BLAST (bi-lateral alternating stimulation -tactile).  Dr. Amy Serin invented the unique application of patent-pending BLAST wireless technology and started The Touchpoint Solution with entrepreneur Vicki Mayo to give millions access to this revolutionary neuroscientific approach to well-being.

The Effects of Stress
The Effects of Stress

How Does It Work?

TouchPoints are non-invasive neuroscientific wearable devices that are worn on both arms  or put in pockets, socks, or in tank top straps. TouchPoint has shown to not only alleviate stress and anxiety, but also to improve focus, reduce cravings, improve performance, manage anger, reduce sensory overload, and enable better sleep.

To use TouchPoint, simply put them on both wrists or in a more discrete location such as socks, pockets, or tank top straps.  One TouchPoint should be on the left side of the body, and one on the right. Using the app, turn the TouchPoint on and use either a pre-setting or create a customized setting. Use the TouchPoint for as little as 1 minute or as long as all day depending on your goals.

What’s Wrong With Stress?

It's not uncommon to hear people talk about enjoying the butterfly feeling in their stomach before a presentation or be adamant in the need for the fight, flight, or freeze (F3) response. Stress is labeled as a “necessary evil” and an acceptable part of our daily lives.

But in reality, the exact opposite has been suggested to be the case. In fact, 80-90% of all disease is linked to stress. Below are just some of many resources highlighting the work that's being done to learn more about stress and alternative ways to override the F3 response.

How Stress Affects Your Body

We believe that the way we treat stress needs to change and TouchPoint is the viable solution.  Instead of trying to cope while you wait for the stress response to lessen, use TouchPoint for a faster return to a calm state after or during any stressful situation. 

Clinical trials on the TouchPoint are currently in process and initial research has shown the positive effects of BLAST are undeniable with a statistical significance.  Click here for additional research.

Here's a snapshot of some of the research:

The image below depicts the brain of a 38 year old male CEO with gifted intellect. The left image shows the amount of excess beta activity in the brain. The right image shows the same brain after using 1 minute of the TouchPoint with BLAST technology (bilateral alternating stimulation administered tactile). This immediate and significant reduction in excess beta activity was associated with the CEOs report that he felt more focused and able to problem solve after TouchPoint was activated for 30 seconds.  Optimal beta activity is associated with focus, possible memory enhancement, and the ability to problem solve without interference from anxiety. 

Brain Scan Image Before and After 1 Minute of TouchPoint Use
Brain Scan Image Before and After 1 Minute of TouchPoint Use

*These images are from qEEG results using a Cognionics Quick-20 Dry Headset, Neuroguide version 2.8.7, and LFT Tools Software for analysis. They show a significant reduction in excess beta activity 30 seconds after BLAST application in an eyes-open resting state condition was administered. (z = 2.5, z = 2.0)

Current Production Status

Over the past year, BLAST technology has been submitted for patent. We have completed 3 iterations of prototypes, developed several versions of the app, and produced a small number of prototypes for beta testing. Once our Kickstarter is fully funded we will be able to integrate the few remaining UX items into our app and be ready to go to market!

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Do you Suffer From Lack of Focus? 

No matter how hard we try to tune out distractions, we just can't seem to escape them. The average worker is distracted once every three minutes! We often attribute these distractions to increased technology in the workplace such as cell phones and email notifications. Studies show the number one distraction facing us today are actually internal mental distractions, with the average mental distraction lasting about 27 seconds. Every three minutes you're losing about 27 seconds to your own mental noise, that's 9 minutes every hour. Using the TouchPoint in the Focus pre-setting, you could recapture over 2 hours of lost time.

 

Amount of Time in Lost Productivity Due to Distractions
Amount of Time in Lost Productivity Due to Distractions

Do You Suffer From Insomnia or Have Difficulty Sleeping? 

We know that sleep is a critical part of being healthy. Without sleep out physical and mental state deteriorates. Today, over 20% of Americans state they get 6 hours of sleep or fewer per night. According to the CDC, An estimated 50-70 million US adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder. With TouchPoint, we have renewed hope for a cost-effective solution to our sleep epidemic. Using the TouchPoint Sleep setting could help millions of Americans not only get to sleep faster, but return to sleep faster if they wake up and sleep better overall.

Why the Brain Needs Sleep
Why the Brain Needs Sleep

Do you Struggle with Cravings or Addiction?

6.6 percent of the American population (17.3 million Americans) suffer from drug addictions. Many millions more suffer from undiagnosed addictions such as gambling and binge eating. While the TouchPoint is not a standalone cure for addictions, the Craving setting provides relief from emotionally based addictive behaviors and can assist in conjunction with traditional rehabilitation therapy.

Addiction and the Brain
Addiction and the Brain

About the Founders

Neuropsychologist Dr. Amy Serin and executive and child advocate Vicki Mayo founded The Touchpoint Solution in late 2015 with the mission of bringing relief to the millions of people who suffer from stress and anxiety. Over the last decade, Dr. Serin’s work in therapy and neuroscience led to the discovery that a component of successful PTSD treatment could be used as a stand-alone product for gifted children and executives whose stress and intensities hamper performance, relaxation, sleep, and their ability to cope with sensory stimuli. Dr. Serin used quantitative electroencephalogram data, existing neuroscientific research, and archival data to quantify significant brain changes after just seconds of use.  Dr. Serin recognized that this method was too powerful a treatment to be confined to doctors' offices due to its effectiveness and simplicity and partnered with entrepreneur Vicki Mayo to bring the TouchPoint to the world.

Dr. Amy Serin with Entrepreneur Vicki Mayo
Dr. Amy Serin with Entrepreneur Vicki Mayo

 

Risks and challenges

We are committed to delivering TouchPoint to our backers. As such, we have taken significant steps to alleviate the risks. We spent several months developing prototypes and building an app. We then had several users in different environments test the TouchPoint and we carefully incorporated their feedback into the finalized product. We spent months cultivating relationships with manufacturers and developers right here in the United States (mostly in Arizona).

Our production requires three main components- plastics, hardware, and an app. Currently, Plastics have been finalized and plastic molds created. Plastics can be shipped with a ten day notice. We have a manufacturer ready to produce the product with a two week lead time. Our app developers have created the app for both Android and iOS platforms and are finalizing UX items that came from user acceptance testing. We expect devices to ship two weeks after the close of our funded Kickstarter.

We understand that unforeseen events happen and we commit to being transparent about the challenges we are facing. However, we feel with our founders' successful track record in neuroscience and entrepreneurial ventures, we will overcome any challenges and deliver on our promises.

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    Our heartfelt gratitude and the knowledge that you supported a life-changing, affordable, and accessible technology and our scholarship program that gives free TouchPoints to deserving individuals.

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    Our heartfelt gratitude and an exclusive copy of What's Possible: Advances in Applied Neuroscience written by inventor and neuroscientist Dr. Amy Serin.

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    The TouchPoint kit includes two devices to be worn on either side of the body, an app (iOS and Android), a wall charger and USB charging cables.

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    Our thanks and you and your friends and family can be stress free! The multi-user pack includes 4 sets of devices. Each set includes 2 devices to be worn on either side of the body, an app (iOS and Android), a wall charger and usb charging cables.

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    Enjoy all the benefits of the multi-user/family pack and four hours of Dr. Amy Serin's time to obtain specific information on applied neuroscience or any other topic of your choosing. The hours can be used as four, one hour stand alone sessions or one, four hour block of time and can be split among different people. You can opt for 1:1 time, or have Dr. Serin speak at an event either privately or at The Serin Center.

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    Our gratitude and the ability to lower stress, improve performance, manage anger, reduce cravings, and think clearly. The TouchPoint kit includes two devices to be worn on either side of the body, an app (iOS and Android), a wall charger and usb charging cables.

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