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A Q&A With Neema Moraveji Of Stanford University’s Calming Technology Lab

Join Neema Moraveji and Fast Company's Sarah Kessler on Monday, October 20th at 11 a.m. ET for a live chat about how designers can build sanity into their technologies.

Heavy multitasking has been linked with inability to focus, stress, depression, and anxiety. Unplugging is one popular response. But a growing group of entrepreneurs and researchers are considering how technology could actually help us focus and remain calm instead of increasing these side effects.

Fast Company’s Sarah Kessler recently spent a month trying a myriad of new products--sensors, brain-wave readers, breathing monitors, meditation apps, online happiness courses, and focus tools--in pursuit of a digitally enhanced zen. You can read about what she learned here.

One of the products Kessler tried, a breath monitor called Spire, was co-created by Neema Moraveji, the founder of the Calming Technology Lab at Stanford University. He has dedicated much of his academic career to researching ways technology makers can build state of mind into their products.

Join Moraveji and Fast Company's Sarah Kessler on Monday, October 20th at 11 a.m. ET for a live chat about how designers can build sanity into their technologies. We'll be taking your questions, too--submit them ahead of time using the "Make a comment" box below.
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