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ZENTA: Stress & Emotion Management On Your Wrist
Transform your habits & manage daily stress. The most advanced personalized coach for body & mind.
VINAYA
London, United Kingdom
$270,896 USD total funds raised
238% funded on July 13, 2016
ZENTA is your personalized coach for both body & mind, on your wrist. Discover how your habits and actions influence your stress, happiness, and productivity. ZENTA constructs your unique digital profile over time by tracking your physical activity, sleep quality, breathing patterns, stress levels, emotion states, and overall mood. ZENTA helps you adopt positive changes to your behavior and lifestyle, so that you become the best version of yourself.



ZENTA is your personalized coach for both body and mind. Discover how your habits and actions influence your stress, happiness and productivity over time. This super smart accessory helps you navigate through the noise of modern day life and take control over your wellbeing. 


PERKS - THE DESIGN - THE SCIENCETHE HARDWARE - THE APP - OUR TEAM - WHAT'S NEXT - FAQ 


WHAT ZENTA CAN DO FOR YOU

ZENTA’s rich set of features, advanced sensing technology, and machine learning algorithms work together to build a holistic view of your emotional and physical wellbeing throughout the days, weeks, and months. 

The more you use ZENTA, the more it will learn about you, and the more intuitive your experience will become!


ADDITIONAL FEATURES
The below features are in development.


HOW IT WORKS

ZENTA is a cutting-edge wearable that uses the most advanced biometric sensing technology and machine learning algorithms to decode cues from your body, mind, and digital life:


Grounded in neuroscience and psychology, ZENTA collects and synthesizes complex information about your life– far beyond just counting your steps. 




MINIMALISTIC AND SUSTAINABLE

ZENTA is a design-led product created by VINAYA. We are a London-based technology design studio and research lab. Inspired by Scandinavian minimalism, we've become experts in designing seamless wearable technology products that people love to wear. 


With ZENTA, we set out to create the most stylish and resilient wearable technology product on the market. The wearable comes in eight designs: six original designs and two with crystals from Swarovski. 




For him or her, ZENTA is designed to be worn for any occasion. Each ZENTA accessory features a stone embedded with hidden technology and a band with unobtrusive sensors. The stone is crafted in scratch-proof zirconia ceramics, a material that comes remarkably close to diamond. The wearable is designed to be water resistant, extra durable and comfortable for everyday wear. 



Beyond creating beautiful products, we aim to build a sustainable product cycle. Our goal is to achieve sustainable and ethical development of our electronics and push the boundaries of engineering, so that we can design products that are made to last.
 

HOW ZENTA DETERMINES HUMAN EMOTION  

Everyone wants to work smarter, have more time, and be less stressed. At VINAYA, we believe that emotional awareness and habit formation are essential for creating a happier, stress-free society. Our team of neuroscientists, psychologists, computer scientists and data experts are fascinated by the modern human condition. 





Emotions are the final frontier of human science, and we're now beginning to understand how to decode them using technological innovation.
Through our fieldwork into the phenomenological experience of emotions and research in biometric signal data, ZENTA is built on the very latest scientific understanding of how to decode our feelings. 




Our technology utilizes a three-dimensional model of how people understand their emotions often used in academia to map emotional experiences.  By cross-referencing this with your smartphone activity and minimal subjective input, ZENTA builds an increasingly accurate profile of you over time. 

Download this report to learn more about the technical science behind our sensors. 


WHY ZENTA IS A NEXT LEVEL WEARABLE



TECH SPEC:


INNOVATING WITH YOU IN MIND

The ZENTA app is is designed to require minimal input from you. Seamlessly collecting information about you as you move through your day, the app will nudge you with personalized pointers and guidance, only when you need it most. 

  • Sophisticated trend analysis of your body and mind metrics.

  • Seamless discovery of stress-inducing triggers in your environment.

  • Personalized prompts and content to help build better habits.

  • Filtered smartphone alerts to help you focus and prioritise your attention.

  • Interactive touch that syncs with your body in real time– feel your heartbeat through the wearable!

  • Emoticons 2.0: share your emotional state with others through visual representations





This isn't the first time we've brought a wearable technology product to market. We have already done all the hard work: we have built an exceptional team of experts, established our own sustainable supply chain, and grown a global network of outstanding partners. This time round, we want to leverage the power of our community from the very start.



We are leaders in the fashion-forward wearable tech space. With our first product range ALTRUIS– a collection of designer smart jewelry– we became pioneers in the wearables space by merging the worlds of fashion, technology and mindfulness. 
The press said it was: “The most fashionable wearable tech” (ELLE), “Utterly genius – and possibly more exciting even than the Apple Watch” (Financial Times), and “A credible answer to the somewhat elusive question of how exactly wearables can add value to a consumer’s life in a way a smartphone cannot” (Business of Fashion).

WHY WE CREATED ZENTA

Most of us suffer from stress, forget to focus on what makes us happy, and find there are not enough hours in the day. Often, we don’t know how to find balance and feel we’re not in control. In our 'always on' world, it’s easy to lose connection with self and become a ‘human doing’ rather than ‘human being’. 

At VINAYA, we’re passionate about understanding the relationship between humans and technology, and building products that enhance the real life human experience, rather than detract from it. Through our expertise in modern human science, user-centric innovation and product design, we see ourselves as pioneers in the emotional technology space. 

THE PEOPLE BEHIND ZENTA





At VINAYA, our mission is to use human science and innovation to build technology that helps us feel more human, not less. We are a young and international team of engineers, scientists, technologists, and creatives based in Shoreditch, London.

THE FOUNDERS

THE TEAM




"Fitness tracker, meet mental health tracker” 
- FastCompany

"The ZENTA wrist-wearable tracks your mental health, not just physical” 
- TechCrunch

"ZENTA is the world's first designer biometric wearable that interprets your emotions, helps you understand your own behavioral patterns, and allows you to share how you feel."
- Forbes 


“ZENTA keeps track of your emotions in an effort to help promote overall well-being, not just physical fitness” 
- Mashable


"Wearable tech Gets Emotional”
- Cool Hunting

"Stressed or in love? This bracelet can figure it out” 
- CNN

"A fashion statement and monitoring software in one, ZENTA looks to be the first to market with a holistic new approach to mindful technology." 
- PSFK







When you pledge, you will be welcomed into the VINAYA family. As an early adopter, we want you to have your say in how we evolve our product. Your pledge will be used toward manufacturing and tooling, so that we can bring ZENTA to market in early 2017. 


OUR COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY

We are obsessively protective over your privacy and transparency of your data. ZENTA only processes what it needs in order to improve the accuracy of its algorithms. We also employ sophisticated encryption algorithms across all communication layers to ensure the highest standard of data privacy. If you would like further details of our robust data policy, please email indiegogo@vinaya.com and we’ll be happy to explain in detail. 


How does ZENTA work?

ZENTA has built in biometric sensors that can detect variations in heart rate, respiration and perspiration rates. These are all prime markers for someone’s emotional state. 

Different emotions are matched to biometric signal patterns detected over time, which are then correlated with other types of data such as activity levels, calendar events, location and amount of smartphone notifications. This information is all synthesized using machine learning algorithms and clever user experience design to give you personalized and actionable insights via the app. 

How does ZENTA connect to my smartphone?
ZENTA syncs with your smartphone via Bluetooth SMART (low energy). The wearable works in conjunction with the ZENTA mobile app, which is compatible with both iOS and Android. ZENTA requires you to download the free app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store (to be released early 2017).

ZENTA is compatible with iOS and Android. It requires:

  • Phone 4S or newer
  • iPod Touch 5th generation or newer
  • iPad 3 or newer
  • iPad Mini 1st generation or newer
  • iPad Air 1st generation or newer
  • Android devices equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 and running Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) or later.

What’s the difference between ZENTA and other wearable tech products?
Most wearable products focus on physical wellbeing only (e.g. counting your steps or measuring heart rate) or tend to serve only one specific purpose (eg. analyse your breathing patterns). ZENTA utilizes the most advanced sensing technology to achieve a holistic view of your wellbeing (both emotional and physical) and give your data added ‘life context’. Emotions are known to be a key factor influencing your physical health and pretty much all other aspects of life.

How does ZENTA send me alerts about my smartphone notifications?
When you receive a notification via your ZENTA app, your wristband will vibrate to alert you.

Unlike the Apple Watch, ZENTA lets you filter your smartphone notifications based on contacts and notification types. This means you can be alerted for the things you find most important, while you minimize distraction by muting excessive digital noise.  

You can customize which vibration patterns are allocated for specific contacts or notification types– three vibrations to notify you when your boss emails, one vibration to notify you about your next meeting, for example. The vibration patterns have been designed to be discrete, but distinctive enough so that you don’t miss anything important, while you keep your smartphone out of sight.

We have already brought a wearable technology product called ALTRUIS to market that features this capability - learn more about it at vinaya.com.

Which apps and devices does ZENTA integrate with?
ZENTA will be integrated with all of your favorite apps (as many as 70 apps), following the path of our ALTRUIS designer wearables collection.  Current integrations are based on smartphone notifications, but deeper integrations with productivity and mindfulness apps are planned.

What are the dimensions of ZENTA?
The dimensions of the stone are 33.8mm x 16mm x 9.8mm. Below is a visual representation of dimensions of the wearable:

How long does the battery last?

ZENTA can last up to 5 days without charging. It takes about 2 hours to charge fully. Since it uses a Bluetooth Smart (low energy) connection, this will not drain your smartphone battery.

How is ZENTA charged?
ZENTA comes with a USB charger which locks in the stone magnetically.

What is the ZENTA stone made of?
The ZENTA stone is where most of the magic happens. The stone’s shell is made of a special type of ceramics called Zirconium, which is extremely durable and scratch-proof. The bottom of the stone is made of polycarbonate. It houses a processor, a haptics motor, battery, 3-Axis accelerometer, gesture capacitive touch controller + sensors, and bio-sensing engine and sensors (bio-impedance, optical and temperature).

Is ZENTA water resistant?
ZENTA has an IP67 rating and it’s officially ‘splashproof’, which means it can resist to usual scenarios like temporarily being under the rain or washing your hands. However, we’re quite pleased with its resistance to water, so it’s practically waterproof. Just don’t wear it while swimming or scuba diving!

What colors are available?
ZENTA will come with two stone colours, white and black. The white stone has a high gloss finish and the black stone has a matte finish. Different strap options are available: black leather, gray leather and black silicon. The metal colours are Black, Dark or Rose Gold.

Are ZENTA wristbands interchangeable?
The bands are currently not interchangeable, as the biometric sensors are built into the band and designed to keep working with you as you move throughout the day. 

Is my personal information kept private?
We're obsessively concerned about the privacy of your data. As a user, you are in full control over which data you want to share. ZENTA only processes what it needs to improve the accuracy of its algorithms, so that you can receive personalised and actionable information about yourself and give you the best insights. We also employ sophisticated encryption algorithms across all communication layers to ensure the highest standard of data privacy. If you would like further details, please email indiegogo@vinaya.com to learn more. 

How much will ZENTA cost?
The consumer price for ZENTA Sport and ZENTA at launch in 2017 will be at $249 and $299. During this Indiegogo campaign you can buy ZENTA at discounted prices as a thank you for your early support.

Why is ZENTA Sport priced lower than the other two ZENTA models?
All three ZENTA models work exactly the same. ZENTA Sport is priced slightly lower because the strap is made out of silicone, which is more suitable for an active lifestyle. The other version of ZENTA is made with a genuine leather strap, responsibly sourced and luxurious. It really depends on your preference and lifestyle!

What will my pledge be used for?
Your financial contribution will go directly towards tooling and manufacturing the first batch of ZENTA. It will also be used toward the the research and development involved in bringing this product to market, including implementing  a sustainable product lifecycle. Please see our timeline above to get a more detailed picture of our product roadmap.

How long will it take to ship the product?
Estimated arrival of your ZENTA is between March and April 2017 (see timeline above). We’re working around the clock to get your ZENTA shipped as soon as possible.

How do I pay for shipping and where do you ship?
We collect a small fee in order to support our costs for shipping ZENTA nationally and internationally. The fee will be added on check out depending on your location.

Who is responsible for any additional taxes or duties?
Delivery duties and taxes will be included for purchases in the following countries: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.

For all other countries the backer is responsible for duties and taxes, please check your country's import duties before purchasing.

Can I get a refund?
Please refer to Indiegogo's refund policy here. 

How do I upgrade my perk?
It is possible to upgrade to a higher perk after you have pledged. For example, if you pledged for 1 (one) ZENTA but would like to upgrade the Dynamic Duo package, you can select "Upgrade to Higher Priced Perk”. Please read further instructions here.

Does VINAYA provide a warranty?
We offer a limited warranty for a period of 12 (twelve) months from delivery, the Products shall be free from material defects. See our Terms & Conditions for more details. 

Are you hiring at VINAYA?
Yes, we currently have several open positions. Check them out and apply here. 

I still have questions - how can I reach your team?
Please also see the Terms & Conditions and FAQ on our website. If you have further questions about the wearable technology product or our Indiegogo campaign, we would be happy to hear from you at indiegogo@vinaya.com or contact us via Twitter @vinayahouse.






Made in London by VINAYA. | Trademarks and Copyright ©2016 Vinaya Technologies Ltd. | Patent pending and all rights reserved. | All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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SPORT BAND - EARLY BIRD
1 x ZENTA Sport Black. RRP will be $249 (40% OFF).
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LEATHER BAND - EARLY BIRD
1 x ZENTA Black & Black leather OR Gray & Rose Gold leather. RRP will be $299 (40% OFF).
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SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS EDITION
1 x ZENTA with Swarovski crystals in either Black & Black leather or Rose Gold & Gray leather. RRP will be $349 (40% OFF). See “The Design” section for further details.
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DYNAMIC DUO
2 x ZENTA - any combination of the three design styles. (UP TO 60% OFF = YOU SAVE $359).
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5 x ZENTA - any combination of the three design styles. (UP TO 60% OFF = YOU SAVE $906).
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10 x ZENTA - any combination of the three design styles. (UP TO 67% OFF = YOU SAVE $1,990).
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DIGITAL DETOX RETREAT
Join us to switch off in an exotic place for a tech-free getaway. It will be a week full of yoga, conversation, intimate connection, and a series of thrilling excursions. Though we can't disclose all the exciting details, our founders (who will be in attendance) promise that this retreat will be just as refreshing as the last escape. You'll also receive a ZENTA in the design style of your choice.
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ZENTA is your personalized coach for both body & mind, on your wrist. Discover how your habits and actions influence your stress, happiness, and productivity. ZENTA constructs your unique digital profile over time by tracking your physical activity, sleep quality, breathing patterns, stress levels, emotion states, and overall mood. ZENTA helps you adopt positive changes to your behavior and lifestyle, so that you become the best version of yourself.
Perks
$149
USD
+ Shipping
SPORT BAND - EARLY BIRD
1 x ZENTA Sport Black. RRP will be $249 (40% OFF).
198 out of 200 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated April 2017
Estimated April 2017
Get this perk
$179
USD
+ Shipping
LEATHER BAND - EARLY BIRD
1 x ZENTA Black & Black leather OR Gray & Rose Gold leather. RRP will be $299 (40% OFF).
145 out of 200 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated April 2017
Estimated April 2017
Get this perk
$209
USD
+ Shipping
SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS EDITION
1 x ZENTA with Swarovski crystals in either Black & Black leather or Rose Gold & Gray leather. RRP will be $349 (40% OFF). See “The Design” section for further details.
15 out of 250 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated April 2017
Estimated April 2017
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$239
USD
+ Shipping
DYNAMIC DUO
2 x ZENTA - any combination of the three design styles. (UP TO 60% OFF = YOU SAVE $359).
189 out of 200 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated March 2017
Estimated March 2017
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$589
USD
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FRIENDS & FAMILY
5 x ZENTA - any combination of the three design styles. (UP TO 60% OFF = YOU SAVE $906).
11 out of 50 claimed
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Estimated March 2017
Estimated March 2017
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$999
USD
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FOR THE TRIBE
10 x ZENTA - any combination of the three design styles. (UP TO 67% OFF = YOU SAVE $1,990).
20 out of 50 claimed
Ships Worldwide
Estimated March 2017
Estimated March 2017
Get this perk
$4999
USD
DIGITAL DETOX RETREAT
Join us to switch off in an exotic place for a tech-free getaway. It will be a week full of yoga, conversation, intimate connection, and a series of thrilling excursions. Though we can't disclose all the exciting details, our founders (who will be in attendance) promise that this retreat will be just as refreshing as the last escape. You'll also receive a ZENTA in the design style of your choice.
4 out of 10 claimed
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Estimated October 2016
Estimated October 2016
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