Title

Relief Ring: An Anxiety-Reducing Device

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Engineering

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Anxiety is a common problem in people of all ages, but it is especially prominent in teenagers. Anxiety can be linked to depression, physical issues, ADHD, anger issues, and stress which can cause a lesser quality of life. It has been found through research that “rhythmic, repetitive motion—aka fidgeting—can be good for you. Spinning, popping, and squeezing can… calm anxiety” (Nelson, J, 2022). There are many different types of anxiety rings but they are often breakable, distracting, and restrictive on the skin. The Relief Ring will help adolescents focus, calm down, and release frustration. Along with this, it will be durable and it should not feel restrictive or tight on the skin, distract others, or irritate the skin/change colors. To make the ring, the best materials will be determined (silicone, aluminum, titanium, silver, or stainless steel). Then the prototypes will then be made and tested. Subjects will wear the ring and then rate their anxiety level on a scale from negative five to five. Data will be collected and analyzed through charts, bar graphs, and MANOVA statistical tests to determine which ring(s) work best. The most effective rings will continue to be altered and tested to create the ideal Relief Ring. The hypothesis that wearing the Relief Ring will reduce anxiety should be supported by the data received throughout the experiment. The invention will be successful if the subjects report that wearing the ring resulted in decreased levels of anxiety.

Location

BS 329

Start Date

3-25-2023 9:30 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Mar 25th, 9:30 AM

Relief Ring: An Anxiety-Reducing Device

BS 329

Anxiety is a common problem in people of all ages, but it is especially prominent in teenagers. Anxiety can be linked to depression, physical issues, ADHD, anger issues, and stress which can cause a lesser quality of life. It has been found through research that “rhythmic, repetitive motion—aka fidgeting—can be good for you. Spinning, popping, and squeezing can… calm anxiety” (Nelson, J, 2022). There are many different types of anxiety rings but they are often breakable, distracting, and restrictive on the skin. The Relief Ring will help adolescents focus, calm down, and release frustration. Along with this, it will be durable and it should not feel restrictive or tight on the skin, distract others, or irritate the skin/change colors. To make the ring, the best materials will be determined (silicone, aluminum, titanium, silver, or stainless steel). Then the prototypes will then be made and tested. Subjects will wear the ring and then rate their anxiety level on a scale from negative five to five. Data will be collected and analyzed through charts, bar graphs, and MANOVA statistical tests to determine which ring(s) work best. The most effective rings will continue to be altered and tested to create the ideal Relief Ring. The hypothesis that wearing the Relief Ring will reduce anxiety should be supported by the data received throughout the experiment. The invention will be successful if the subjects report that wearing the ring resulted in decreased levels of anxiety.