The founder of PAUSE, Peng Cheng teamed up with an interesting idea of an app while going through a battle with anxiety and depression. Because the app’s creator knows he’s not the only one facing stress more often than usual, he thought about how he could move people’s focus from stressful events to a relaxing application.
PAUSE is designed for iOS and it works by playing soothing songs and using an interesting feature. If the user places his fingertip on the device’s screen, a small shape will be created that grows and pulsates while you move it on the screen. Apparently by using this method the brain is tricked in going into a relaxing state. In a way, it resembles meditation by changing a persons focus on a simple yet calm visual and tactile effect.
“Human attention has become a scarce commodity in the age of constant connectivity and stimulations provided by modern technology. The inner skill of paying attention at will is one of the most fundamental elements for balanced living in the age of distractions. PAUSE is the result of rethinking touch on a smartphone and we believe we have created a simple and effective tool which will help many people take control of attention and energy anytime, anywhere.” said Peng Cheng
In the development stages PAUSE managed to pass its tests and it resulted that it has indeed a calming effect on the brain and it lowers the mental workload. The founder attests that he has tried the app during stressful moments and it seemed to work and he is anxious to see if PAUSE can help people who are usually worriers on the long term.