Reviewed by the BioHackers Lab Team | Last updated: May 25, 2020

In today’s interview I get to speak with Apollo founders, Dr David Rabin MD, PhD and Kathryn Fantauzzi, about the new Apollo wearable technology that has been clinically proven to help put your body and nervous system back into balance.

Dave and Kathryn are very passionate about helping people to try manage their stress on a day-to day basis, restore balance and improve health.

Modern lifestyles often mean chronic stress, which can have detrimental consequences to our health.

Turning off and finding calm to restore our bodies can be challenging.

Today we discuss how Apollo wearable technology uses different low-frequency vibration patterns to restore balance, aiding the body in achieving its natural states of being.

Depending on your specific goal, there are programs that help you relax, sleep better and increase focus in minutes.

If you know someone who is interested in learning more about:

  • What is Apollo technology and how does it work
  • What are the benefits shown in clinical studies and case studies
  • What are the different applications of Apollo
  • How quickly does Apollo work
  • How often do you need to use Apollo
  • How do I use the device
  • Where can I wear the device
  • Does it have Airplane mode and FDA clearance
  • What other testing did it undergo

Then this interview is for them.

I really enjoyed this interview with Dave and Kathryn who share their interesting new technology with us.

They worked hard at creating a product that works naturally with our body and can be easily integrated into everyday lives, supporting us in the moment we need it most.

Special thanks to Dave and Kathryn joining me on the show.

Enjoy the episode!

The Apollo is on a special pre-order special price at the Apollo website here.

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[00:20] – Introducing, Dr David Rabin MD, PhD and Kathryn Fantauzzi co-founders of Apollo Neuroscience Inc. and inventors of Apollo technology. Dave is a board-certified psychiatrist & neuroscientist and CIO of Apollo Neuroscience. Kathryn is an experienced entrepreneur in early commercialisation and CEO of Apollo Neuroscience.

[01:18] – Apollo is a wearable technology that uses vibration to balance the nervous system. Kathryn explains how modern life creates chronic stress on the body and Apollo helps to rapidly bring the body back into balance through your sense of touch.

[03:37] – Dave explains how our body is constantly in the state of fight or flight and we can teach ourselves how to rebalance our nervous systems through various methods e.g. meditation, mindfulness, deep-breathing etc. However, some of the most potent and effective ways to rebalance is through human touch and soothing music.

[06:19] – While there are many ways to restore balance to your body, because most of us have consistently stressful lives, it is hard to do the things that restore this balance since we don’t feel good. Apollo was developed to rapidly restore the body, creating more decision control, ability to focus, better sleep and HRV improvement.

[09:25] – The stressed state means your body controls your mind. Apollo circumvents the frustration people experience when trying to relax when stressed out.

[13:02] – We often seek anything that gives us immediate relief from this anxiety in things like junk food, binging Netflix, smoking etc. When you are feeling threatened in your day-to-day life, Apollo is the tool that gives you an opportunity to recognise this and respond differently in real-life situations.

[16:27] – Stress is everywhere and the human body has not been able to adapt yet. Burnout is on the rise and chronic health conditions are all worsened and sometimes precipitated by stress.

[18:38] – Apollo has been built to be used as a tool – based on cutting edge science and inherent processes in the body – so that technology can help us be more human.

[19:43] Due to work and other commitments, most of us can’t change the reality of having constant notifications and connection to technology in our lives. Apollo helps to manage stress symptoms both at and after work.

[21:50] – There are people who also used Apollo with their children to help them focus and unwind. Stress affects us all in different ways and we all have different stressors and there is a range of uses for Apollo which can be used for the duration of your life.

[22:50] – Dave explains the science and research that supports this technology. As a psychiatrist, Dave saw PTSD patients who did well in his office but struggled when they went home. By looking at the way patients responded to music they replicated the effects by stimulating the body through the skin.

[28:03] – Dave talks about the study that showed that inducing balance in the nervous system directly correlates with how you say you feel and performance.

[30:38] – Kathryn explains how it was important to them to ensure the technology works which is why they did a lot of testing both clinically and beta testing. Real world testing showed the same consistent results they saw in clinical trials.

[35:02] – Kathryn reiterates that Apollo is a tool that works naturally with our body. We have the power to bring our bodies back by using different tools like breathing and other sensory stimulation. But what is great Apollo is that you can use it in your day-to-day life right in the moment you need it.

[35:55] – Integrating something into peoples lives that helps them reset when they need it is very beneficial over time. It helps people take control without the use of drugs.

[37:07] – An interesting statistics is that roughly 80% of people who take a stimulant in the morning also take a sedative to help them sleep at night.

[38:41] – The most practical thing about Apollo is that you can use it in different situations. You don’t have to wear it on your wrist, it can also be worn on the ankle, back, neck, etc. The frequency works anywhere on the body, the only difference is the density of receptors.

[40:18] – How often one would use it depends on the person and their lifestyle. The device is controlled by the Apollo Mobile Application which is goal based, e.g. I want to get more sleep, I want to have more energy, etc. Kathryn demonstrates for those watching on YouTube.

[42:05] – Long-term users typically use it a lot to begin with and then they start to use it more specifically, like before meetings for example. There is a learning effect for both you and your body.

[44:12] – In the long-term, the goal for Apollo Neuroscience software is to use AI to learn about the user and how they use the software so that it can grow with the user over time. This will tailor the content specifically to each user.

[44:44] – Depending on the desired application, there are different wavelengths designed to replicate the natural state in your body in different situations.

[45:48] – At the moment the user’s input is still required but in the future it will be able to detect sleep. Currently you can schedule it to help you sleep and wake you up at specific times in the day.

[47:02] – The connection between your phone and the device is Bluetooth low-energy, but there is the option of Airplane mode. The device has almost everything it needs in the device and can function almost entirely independently from the phone. This also means battery life is improved.

[49:08] – Kathryn talks about how they manage data security and that they built the device to specification for FDA clearance. They also did all the bioavailability testing and all their staff is trained to HIPAA compliance.

[51:13] – To find out more visit the website: There is a pre-order available online now at the website (there is a limited supply for the first batch). There is also an app subscription available, when you subscribe you get the device for free. For people coming in on the pre-order an annual prescription is 45% off.