WheeMe is a palm-sized robot that gently massages and caresses as it moves slowly across your body. Using unique sensor technology, WheeMe automatically steers itself over your body with very little chance of falling off or losing its grip. As it moves, WheeMe's four small wheels and the rotor finger gently press and caress providing a delightful sense of relaxation and calm.
From lowering blood pressure and heart rate to increasing immune function and relieving pain, getting touched or doing some touching makes you healthier -- not to mention happier and less anxious. Anyone who's ever gotten a massage knows that it helps you unwind. That's not just a mental sensation: Getting massaged causes muscles to unclench, a racing heart rate to slow, heightened blood pressure to fall, and levels of the stress hormone cortisol to drop. In that relaxed state, your body is able to regroup and recharge. One happy result: a more robust immune system.
Gentle touch has been shown to facilitate physical and psychological functioning, particularly in terms of reducing stress, relieving pain, increasing the ability to cope, and general health ratings.