This Black-Owned Tech Startup Launched an App to Combat Mental Stress
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Amidst the chaotic times brought on by COVID-19, racism in America, and the fight against racial injustice, Black Americans have been dealing with many mental stresses this year alone.
Thanks to this Brooklyn tech startup, it’s found a way to help the Black community find a sense of peace during this time.
Digital Park — a startup launching new technology companies and enhancing the human experience — announced the launch of their new mobile app called Drift – wellness + sleep, “a growing collection of Ultra HD videos and sounds to support mindfulness, focus, or sleep anytime and anywhere you are,” according to a press release.
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Today we are launching our first mobile app – Drift, out of our venture studio. 🚀 We want you to take a moment with Drift – A growing collection of videos and sounds to support mindfulness, focus, or sleep anytime and anywhere you are. With every download, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a Black mental health organization of our choice to continue supporting their services in the community. 🖤🙏🏾✊🏾
The app works by creating a relaxed viewing and listening experience for users playing videos and sounds from nature, including water against rocks, birds, rain, trees, and a crackling fire.
According to a press release, each video is an immersive Ultra HD experience
combined that transports viewers and listeners to a tranquil state for sleep or a calming state to support focus and a positive mood.
The app also comes with an optional voice command that guides the listener to take deep breaths throughout.
The app is designed for users to have a no-fuss experience with a minimal user interface, tying in with Digital Park’s design philosophy of catering to its audiences.
The app is available to download here for a one-time fee of $4.99. For each download, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to a Black mental health organization of choice.
For more information on Digital Park, visit their website.