Through human centric design and customer insights, Stix makes mindfulness fun for children by delivering mindful training in an engaging way and encouraging an ongoing practice with rewards. It teaches children mental wellbeing techniques through fun activities using Stix remotes.
Made up of two handheld electronic devices and a supporting app, the Stix design allows for screen-free mindfulness practice, unlike other app-based mindfulness activities for children. Stix aims to ground its activities in research demonstrating the mental health benefits of mindfulness, and to build an empirical evidence-base for their efficacy in promoting mental health and wellbeing in children.
They are also aiming to make their hardware available at more affordable prices so they can help more families, and working with Brunel University to establish an evidence base. They’ve also begun their testing in schools in Hillingdon.