The new NIH-backed platform, Flowly, combines virtual reality and biofeedback training to help control the nervous system. It’s a virtual platform for those who wish to improve their chronic pain, anxiety, or insomnia. 

This virtual platform employs a mobile application and a VR headset to monitor biometric data, including heart rate (HR) and heart rate variability (HRV). The program then turns these statistics into representations in virtual experiences, allowing users to gain control of their nervous system.

Flowly trains the user’s body to move focus from the pain to a flow state. It uses the data-driven approach for treating chronic pain. Sensors in the VR gear enable biofeedback training for the user. The sensors collect real-time heart rate of the user and then teach the user how to control the heart rate variability. The platform has breathing exercises and guided sessions to help users be more aware of their body and mind. Users can also attend events and workshops led by health coaches and can also take part in small-group meetings through the Flowly mobile app. 

Each subscription comes with a virtual reality headset, a biofeedback sensor, and access to the mobile application. Although not available for a free trial, every membership comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. The company urges users to employ individual accounts for accurate biofeedback metric measurement over time, but they offer a family plan so that your bills may be combined.