Basel, Switzerland

Designed by Urban Würsch of Scanderra, the pneemo Atemtakter is a compact device that guides the user’s breathing to a rhythm optimized to promote rest and relaxation.

For its sustainable and user-friendly design, pneemo Atemtakter has recently been awarded a 2022 Good Design Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

Its gentle vibrations help the user regain control of their breathing when they feel overwhelmed.

pneemo’s programmed rhythm calms, soothes, and comforts the user naturally, reducing the dependence on and overuse of certain medications.

pneemo can be a useful aid in the following: emergency situations such as fear and panic; ongoing conditions such as stress, mild hypertension, lung disorders, concentration, sleep problems, addiction; and other circumstances such as menopause and childbirth.

Empowering people to find the health within themselves pneemo unlocks your inner self-healing power of slow-paced breathing.

Scientists believe this is the key to better health, and pneemo uses this to optimize your breathing to signal to the body that you’re sleeping, triggering a relaxed state of regeneration and repair.

New research exploring the effects of slow-paced breathing on heart rate variability (HRV) and blood pressure is currently underway.

Experts estimate that half of the participants will experience a benefit after 3 minutes, increasing to 80% after 8 minutes and 100% after a full 10 minutes.

This evidence would suggest that slow paced breathing can replace the power nap in order to quickly and efficiently refresh the mind and body.

Zurich-based designer of pneemo, Urban Würsch, says, “Great design should never compromise on function and never be wasteful.”

pneemo Atemtakter’s shape and size allow it to fit neatly in the palm of the user’s hand for comfort and security.

pneemo Atemtakter is made from a non-slip material so that it can be gripped securely.

pneemo Atemtakter’s size and ribbon lanyard help it fulfill its promise of providing emergency aid, even while on the go.

pneemo Atemtakter is a stylish accessory, plus its striking blue colour and trendy orange lanyard make it easily located in case of emergency.

pneemo Atemtakter does not rely on auditory or visual clues.

Its gentle vibrations and compact, solid form make it a handheld companion for anyone of any ability.

Plus, its power button is easy to find and press without even looking.

pneemo Atemtakter is made from an easy-to-clean material, so it can be kept sanitary.

It is easy to set up, use and charge, thanks to its battery indicator lights and simple user guide.

Though pneemo Atemtakter is a health-improving device, it appears friendly, evoking a feeling of trust rather than fear.

The woven ribbon lanyard harks back to the traditional technique that was once an important craft in the North-West of the country.

pneemo Atemtakter’s packaging is made entirely of paper and cardboard, making it 100% recyclable.

Project: pneemo Atemtakter
Designers: Scanderra GmbH.
Lead Designer: Urban Würsch
Manufacturer: Scanderra GmbH.

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