Tokyo Olympics: IOA  announces partnership with Gopichand-backed Dhyana

Pullela Gopichand

The Indian Olympic Association(IOA) announced a partnership with Dhyana, which is a startup company set up by Chief Badminton coach of India Pullela Gopichand it is all about smart rings measured on the quality of meditation.

The IOA has acquired smart Dhyana rings and its health management services for the entire Indian contingent headed for Tokyo Olympics and is working together to prioritize mental wellness and improve the focus of the athletes amidst the ongoing pandemic.

The smart Dhyana ring is an interesting concept where they are capable of measuring ‘mindful minutes’ where the amount of time a person needs to mediate during a particular session.

It is conducted by continuously tracking Heart Rate Variability(VAR) or by counting the gaps between two consecutive heartbeats which is broken into three parts of every meditation session- the quality of breathing, focus, and relaxation.

“The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is going to be extremely challenging owing to the exceptional circumstances it is being held in,” Gopichand said.

“I have always relied on the benefits of meditation throughout my entire career — both as a player and as a coach, and am confident that data-driven meditation with the help of Dhyana will greatly benefit the Indian contingent to prepare better and help them unlock their full potential,” added the national coach.

“IOA is proud to team up with Dhyana to provide state-of-the-art medical-grade technology to the Indian contingent headed to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,” claimed Rajiv Mehta secretary-general of IOA.