September 28, 2017
The King’s Library has partnered with Student Services to bring in a new device to provide wellness support for students.
The library has two new Muse headbands available for borrowing. Muse, the brain sensing headband, is a meditation tool that helps diminish stress, depression and anxiety.
It provides accurate, real-time feedback on what’s happening in the brain during meditation.
Users download the free Muse app and connect the headband to a mobile device. The headband takes a photo of the brain to use as reference. Users will receive feedback in the form of nature sounds. For example, strong and gusty wind signals that the mind is active. Calm winds signal that the mind is calm. At the end of the timed session, results in the form of a graph or chart will appear. The app tracks progress, gives points to unlock new features and provides tips to improve your meditation.
King’s Director of Libraries, Adrienne Co-Dyre explains, “we hope that by using the Muse headbands students will learn greater mindfulness and awareness of their own health and well-being and will be able to better manage their stress levels. The library is committed to working with other departments at King’s University College to provide a circle of care for students that includes all aspects of their university experience, including wellness.”
Students interested in trying the Muse headbands can borrow them from the front desk of the library. Each headband can be checked out for two hours at a time.