“Almost” magic? | Image: ELF Emmit
It’s Monday, and I have a product for you to consider. Not to consider buying, no. Just to consider. As a thing that exists. And maybe to consider our world as a thing in which such a product is allowed to be sold.
Behold, the ELF “Emmit.”
It’s a headband. Technically, it’s a headband that plugs into your phone’s headphone jack. That’s about all I’m prepared to say it does, but boy does it claim to do more. On their website you can see that it makes all sorts of claims:
“Elf emmit draws upon the medical knowledge of the frequencies at which our brains work in different states of mind and encourages them to function at those exact frequencies. This can be accomplished regardless of the fact that the brain frequency may not be aligned with what we are trying to achieve. It is a scientific fact that, in sleep and deep relaxation, our brains function from 1 to 5 Hz (beats) per second, while at high concentration they spike up to 30 Hz per second. […] ELF emmit produces frequencies of up to 19 Hz, and has a soothing effect on the mind and body. It is similar to music—we might consider it a sort of music that you cannot hear.”
“Does ELF Emmit produce radiation? Absolutely not. There is no radiation included, ELF does not produce waves, it electronicaly suggests you how to perform, by generating weak magnetic pulses in body natural known frequences, no-invasive. Using energy from a phone is safe,enough powerful, but still very much weaker than all the rest of electronical appliances, what you use at home, including majority of Wi-fi and Bluetooth devices.”
“Does ELF Emmit produce “Electro Smog”? Electro smog comes from devices with particular field strengths and high frequencies. These frequencies can induce heat in tissue and potentially damage cells. Our technology is based on carefully-selected low frequency stimulation that is non-invasive, natural, and does not create electro smog.”
Well, that’s a relief, I’m so glad it doesn’t produce radiation or Electro Smog.
Happy Monday, everyone.
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