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Beyond Protocol and Vanderbilt University partner on biometric wearable technology for mental health

Partnership will Build on Beyond Protocol's Biometric Wearable Technology and Study Mental Health


Beyond Protocol, the distributed ledger technology platform, is proud to announce a partnership with Vanderbilt University to use biometric technology to study mental health. The platform has already partnered with Cage the Elephant frontman Matt Shultz to integrate Beyond Protocol's unhackable blockchain technology into his performances onstage, and NFL tight end Rob Gronkowski to have the athlete's vitals sent securely via blockchain. The new partnership with Vanderbilt University will build on these use cases by capturing biometric data, and analyzing mental health metrics in performers and athletes.

"The Wond'ry, Vanderbilt University's Innovation Center is pleased to be part of the Cage The Elephant tour through the development of adaptive clothing that soon will allow biometric data such as Matt Schultz's brainwaves to be regularly monitored and part of the performance," said Alexandra Sargent Capps, Director of the Wond'ry Fiber Arts Lab, Vanderbilt's Innovation Center. "To see Beyond Protocol embracing apparel and its associated data while drawing attention to overall mental health and inclusivity promises to be an amazingly positive and productive collaboration." About Beyond Protocol:

Beyond Protocol is a distributed ledger technology project that offers a secure and probabilistically unhackable solution to inter-device/Internet of Things (IoT) communication. With one line of code, Beyond Protocol's platform enables secure message brokering between devices through the utilization of blockchain technology and unique hardware signatures, and equips devices with a cryptocurrency-based payment gateway for automated, behind-the-scenes transactions. Beyond Protocol seeks to build real, practical solutions for device security and payments within an economy of machines.