August 3, 2022 Apollo Neuroscience, maker of the Apollo stress relieving wearable, and Neurosurgeon and Apollo Advisor, Dr. Joseph Maroon recently announced a partnership with the NFL Alumni Association. In their Press Announcement, Apollo describes their three-year partnership, in which, Apollo Neuro will offer members of the NFLAA, who are retired NFL athletes, as well as their family members with discounted products and educational content, in an effort to ensure their physical and mental well-being into retirement.
Per Dr. Maroon: “I have been a huge proponent of Apollo Neuro since I was first introduced to the Apollo wearable a couple of years ago,” Dr. Joseph Maroon, clinical professor and vice chairman, Department of Neurological Surgery, UPMC, and the consultant neurosurgeon for the Pittsburgh Steelers, said in a release. “Dr. Dave Rabin and his team have developed a device that can increase your heart rate variability. In fact, Apollo is the only wearable device available that will modulate your heart rate variability to a higher level and put you in a meditative state without actually meditating. I recommend Apollo to my patients who may be struggling with sleep issues or feelings of anxiety, stress and/or depression — all things that we unfortunately see many former professional athletes struggle with once their playing days are behind them.”
What is the Apollo Wearable?
Just like the old saying, music can calm the savage beast, it has long been known that sound wavs and pulse vibrations can have an affect on our mood. This device, made by Apollo Neuroscience, does not use sound but transmits vibrational waves to certain nerve cells, called the autonomic nervous system, located in our brain. This area of our brain controls both “fight or fright” reactions (sympathetic), and automatic systems such as baseline heart rate and digestion (parasympathetic). Two extremes of mood, excitement (anxiousness) is associated with an overactive sympathetic system and calmness (parasympathetic), often alternate and wild swings of emotions can be very unhealthy.
Using either stimulating vibrational waves or calming ones, the Apollo device (see image) works to bring you into a balance.
“Apollo is the only wearable device available that will modulate your heart rate variability to a higher level and put you in a meditative state without meditating. You’re calmer, you’re more relaxed, you’re able to focus,” per Dr. Maroon.
“Rather than like a pharmaceutical which may create a chemical change, what Apollo is doing is simply using your body’s own natural ability to regulate itself and just stimulating that,” said Kathryn Fantauzzi (Apollo co-founder).
Learn more about the Apollo Wearable Device HERE: