Olive is a smart bracelet that can help you better analyze and manage your stress. It tracks your heart rate, skin temperature, skin conductance and motion and analyzes bad habits that make your stress levels rise. The device pairs with your smartphone and serves as a guide to help you manage your stress levels over time. When a high-stress situation is detected, the bracelet and app will prompt the user to partake in different relaxing exercises, through the use of haptic feedback and light, designed to lower stress levels and put the mind at ease. These include power poses, breathing routines and other techniques to encourage mindfulness.
I had the opportunity to work with the wonderful Olive Labs team on the development and design of their first product, the Olive smart bracelet back in 2013. I designed the hardware for both the band and charger and collaborated with the rest of the team on the development of the overall experience.
Meant to be worn by both men and women, the industrial design is clean and simple yet considered and very comfortable. The main housing wraps only around the user's inner wrist corner, adapting to different wrist sizes. This way the number of different SKUs for the housing is reduced to but comfortable fit is retained. The housing also incorporates an array of individually addressable LEDs that shines through the textured, hypoallergenic, soft silicone bracelet to indicate different notifications. The housing has a metal ring accent in both anodized rose gold and silver and the interchangeable straps come in black and white.
Olive reached it's crowd funding goal of $100,000 on Indiegogo in 2013.