Digipill is offering downloadable 'drugs' which use psychoacoustics as a form of therapy.
Transient electronics that dissolve in the body are already helping humans to alter their health with technology. Now, Digipill is offering downloadable ‘drugs’ which use psychoacoustics as a form of therapy. Created by UK-based mobile developer Yuza with the assistance of self-help author Brian Colbert and – apparently – 20 years of neuro-linguistic research, the digital drugs consist of around half an hour of audio each. While binaural techniques have been around for some time – producing varying results – Digipill promises that its products use a form of hypnosis that can induce experiences ranging from relaxation to weight loss and creative ambition to legal highs. Users can download the app at no cost and receive one free ‘pill’ to try before purchasing other options from the Pill Store. The developers recommend that multiple sessions are required to make the most of the audio drugs. If the products prove to be effective, is this something that GPs or therapists could be offering in the future?