Novobeing launches its multi-sensory VR stress management application on Meta Quest

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September 7, 2023 – Novobeing, a digital health company working to revolutionize stress management and self-care through virtual reality (VR), has this week announced the launch of its app on the Meta Quest, offering users a transformative journey towards relaxation, stress relief, and mental clarity.

Novobeing stated that its app offers multi-sensory experiences that blend calming audiovisual elements, mindfulness meditation, and breathwork techniques to offer an easy and effective way to boost well-being using virtual reality. The Novobeing app delivers a variety of on-demand experiences and live sessions through an intuitive hand-tracking interface that does not require controllers.

The integration of immersive music, alongside clear visual and audio cues, creates a meditative atmosphere that helps users to relax as they immerse themselves in Novobeing’s virtual environments, leaving behind distractions to fully embrace the present moment. The company stated that this multi-sensory approach helps to provide a more engaging and effective alternative to audio-only mobile well-being apps.

“In today’s fast-paced world, stress has become an overpowering influence impacting the health and happiness of millions of people,” said Sid Desai, Co-founder and CEO of Novobeing. “By merging scientifically-proven stress reduction methods with cutting-edge VR technology we’re upgrading the way people enhance their well-being.”

Desai added, “Our dedicated team has curated the most captivating and immersive experiences for relaxation and mindfulness. With the expansive global accessibility of Meta Quest, we’re thrilled about extending the impact of our well-being tools to even more people.”

Over a span of more than two years, Novobeing has dedicated its efforts to the development of its technology in close collaboration with a network of experienced clinicians and dedicated researchers. This collaborative approach has helped to ensure that each and every Novobeing experience is evidence-based and grounded firmly in scientific principles, according to the company.

Currently, Novobeing is conducting three clinical trials in partnership with researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, Penn Medicine, and the University of Calgary. The company noted that these trials will provide invaluable insights that will guide Novobeing’s ongoing efforts to enhance its offerings and make a meaningful impact in the field of digital health.

“Our team is actively expanding the number of experiences, environments and live sessions, while simultaneously developing a mixed reality mode and a mobile companion app,” commented Novobeing’s Chief Product Officer, Mitya Sorkin. Sorkin also noted that new features and experiences are slated for release later this year.

Novobeing is currently available for free on the Meta Quest App Lab, as the company works to evolve its platform through user feedback and clinical trial results and insights. The company added that for a limited time, users that sign up will get free lifetime access to Novobeing, and will help contribute to the app’s future development.

For more information on Novobeing and its virtual reality stress management platform, please visit the company’s website.

Image / video credit: Novobeing / YouTube

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