The Mendi story began 5 years ago when we were running a neurofeedback clinic in Stockholm.
Record breaking launch
Mendi launched a campaign on leading crowdfunding platforms Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and quickly became the most funded and pre-ordered product in history in the categories of brain and mental health. Instead of riding that momentum and focusing on profits, we are proud to say we put all our efforts and resources into science and understanding the needs of our users, which led to us building a much better product than was initially announced. Why? Because it was the right thing to do. This is how we intend to improve the brain health of millions of people! See our launch video above!
It started with a clinic
In our neurofeedback clinic 5 years ago, people were wearing sophisticated headsets with sensors that tracked measures such as blood flow, levels of oxygenation and heart rate variability. All of those measures were displayed in real time in front of them. When they completed exercises designed by the clinicians to test their brain’s responses to different stimuli, they could see how their brain activity was changing. The positive effects it had on users and the difference it made to their lives were so impressive to us that we decided it needed to be available to everyone.
From idea to Mendi
We had two ideas. What if we could create a device small enough for people to use in everyday settings? And what if we could make it more affordable so it could be used by everyone? Mendi was already off and running. Our first question was whether the world was ready for neurofeedback technology at home? We were shocked by what we found. 1 in 4 people will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. The global costs of mental illness are huge. They are estimated to be $6 trillion by 2030. This number is more than the combined costs of cancer, diabetes, and respiratory ailments.
The journey has only just begun
We emerged from our research with a simple purpose: we want to do everything we can to make every brain healthier. Brain health is for all people. We built Mendi to take action, and to help change the trajectory of global mental health. We developed the technology to make brain health accessible to everyone, and we’re really excited to share it.
It started with two people wanting to improve their lives. Now we are a team of challengers from around the world on a journey to bring brain health and mental well-being to millions of people.