vinaya altruis connects jewelry to smartphone to help you stay in the present
vinaya altruis connects jewelry to smartphone to help you stay in the present vinaya altruis connects jewelry to smartphone to help you stay in the present
sep 19, 2016

vinaya altruis connects jewelry to smartphone to help you stay in the present



london-based company vinaya introduces ‘altruis’, designer wearable technology that enables wearers to stay present in the moment and improve relationships with smartphones. ‘altruis’ is a collection of smart jewelry that helps you find the middle ground between ‘connected’ and ‘disconnected’. by allowing users to remove themselves from the distractions of the smartphone, they can focus on the people and things that truly matter.

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bluetooth-enabled connected jewelry




the bluetooth-enabled rings, bracelets and necklaces subtly alert their wearer by way of discrete vibrations. the jewelry pairs with the ‘altruis iOS app‘ that lets the user prioritize which emails, messages, and calls truly deserve their attention throughout the day. by filtering notifications, users can remain partially-connected to your digital life, whilst keeping attention-seeking smartphones out of sight, out of mind.

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notification filters can be applied for email/text/call/whatsapp/calendar




this product line is designed for the hyper-connected who wish to become more mindful about how they interact with technology. with altruis, users can learn to better understand their digital habits and find more balance in life. altruis is the premier product line by vinaya, a london-based research and design house creating lifestyle-enhancing technology products. rooted in scandinavian, minimalistic design and fused with human-centric innovation principles, this product encourages the use of technology that makes us more human, rather than less.



video courtesy of altruis




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wearers can add ‘secret words’ to receive a vibration when it’s included in a text, whatsapp or email subject line

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altruis app (requires iPhone 4S or newer) downloadable via the app store

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more than one month battery life (charged using included USB cable)

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