Under the heat of anxiety? Sick of taking medicine? Say no more, CALM is here.
America, the land of freedom, opportunity, and… anxiety. Americans are one of the most stressed out people in the world. In a 2018 Gallup Poll, over 50% of all Americans say that they feel stressed: stress being one of the leading factors to anxiety. Currently, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety is the most common mental illness disorder in the U.S., affecting 40 million Americans over 18, and trends only show this number climbing higher. Fortunately, Daniel Courser, a recent Temple University graduate and CEO founder of Koravic LLC (CALM), has a solution to tackling the issue of stress.
Koravic LLC, started in 2017, is a biotech startup that aims to deescalate the effects of stress and anxiety. To reach this goal, Courser and his company are teaming up with neuroscientists to build a device called the Compact Anxiolytic Lull Mechanism, or CALM for short. Fundamentally, CALM will be a small, portable, easy to use, and fast acting device. Though CALM is not a clear-cut cure to stress and anxiety, it’s determined into becoming the go-to treatment for stress rather than having to take drugs.
CALM’s magic works like this. In a high stress environment, simply raise the handheld CALM device to the base of the skull behind the ears and activate the device. Vibrations produced by the CALM device will then essentially tell the brain to calm down.
So far, Courser has been working with medical technology companies and business advisers on going forward with his idea. In 2018, Courser’s CALM won Temple University’s Fox School of Business’s annual “Be Your Own Boss Bowl” competition. The following year in 2019, CALM was selected to participate in the LaunchPad Lift Cohort, part of the Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars.
To learn more about CALM biotechnology and how they plan to provide a portable method of stress relief, check out the link below.