Conscious Breathing

Conscious Breathing is the ground of a healthy lifestyle. Quantifying the way we breathe is thus essential. There are a lot of scientific evidences that proves that the breathing rhythm is present in almost all biological and physiological functions from the brain neuron activities, to the gut, the heart and our entire nervous system. More essentially, breathing influences our mind states such as emotions, feelings and conscious sense perceptions. Breathing is thus a very powerful tool to actively and consciously control our health.

Mindfulness is a well known and accepted technique for controlling or be aware of the various phenomena surrounding and within us. This powerful technique associated with breathing is thus one of the best free tool we have to maintain our health in balance.

Breathing techniques are used nowadays in many situations from hospitals’ rehabilitation to sport coaching and psychotherapy.

Biofeedback

We learn all along our life by experience, trial and errors, or by listening to a teacher. This process is called feedback: we probe the world, get a response and adjust our actions accordingly. A baby learn that fire is burning by experiencing the pain when he puts his hand in it. A musician or vocalist learn the rhythms by listening to sounds and try to reproduce and organize them with his instrument or voice. A physician use his instruments to sense our body, recommend a treatment and eventually adjust it according to the healing process of the patient.

In fact, all of life and the evolution of the universe is based on this feedback and is called learning. Biofeedback is a kind of feedback using our sense perceptions to fasten the learning process.

The Breathing Score

The biofeedback is based on showing the user his internal state evolution while performing the breathing exercises. The internal state is quantified by what we call the Breathing Score.

Our sensors capture the heart pulse wave and extract health metrics such as Heart Rate, Heart Rate Variability, and Heart-Breathing-Brain Synchrony. From this information, the Breathing Score is computed.

Active Breathing

Active Breathing uses biofeedback and the physiological sensors adaptation to the person’s capacity to learn. Active Breathing is thus one step forward from mindful biofeedback breathing by adding an ‘intelligence’ to the sensors: the sensor self-tune to your capacity to breathe and physiological response.

The SATHeart Platform

SATHeart has developed the Active Breathing platform based on sound-guided breathing. Using psycho-physiologic feedback loops, Active Breathing can improves your heart, vascular, breathing functions as well as your cognitive capacity. Active Breathing gives you the tools to master your emotions and rushing mind which usually prevents you to achieve a state of calmness.