"Biohacking can refer to managing one's own biology using a combination of medical, nutritional and electronic techniques. This may also include the use of cybernetic devices for recording biometric data (as in the Quantified Self movement).”
In Finland biohacking and recording personal data has became uniquely wide and increasing phenomena. One is interested in using technology to update their lifestyle, the other perceives consuming coffee as biohacking. Many believe in becoming wealthy by the phenomena.
Still, there is a certain stigma around the topic. Some years back the people in the scene were called as ”cyborgs”.
During the project I started to question: Don’t we all would like to have a total control over our wellness?
Hilma massaging her legs with Fitroll Infra at Cryo Fit in Pasila. The roll is known as a professional device for lymphatic massage.
Pekko doing a genetic test at his office in Varala. He's wearing a smartwatch by Polar and a smart ring named Oura that collects information about his sleep, activity and readiness.
Pekko's essentials - two smart rings and a smart watch. In the screenshots you can see some of the data these devices collect.
Tero starting his morning with a cold bath without sauna at his home town Rauma.
A cryotherapy tank at Cryo Fit in Pasila. The temperature in the tank gets -120 degrees and one should spent there three minutes at a time. Cryotherapy has been used as a treatment for rheumatism and inflammations
Tero relaxing with his cat and a pillow that works as a speaker.
Hilma testing a BodyShape machine at Cryo Fit in Pasila. The device uses under pressure vacuum massage and infrared heating therapy for encouraging weight loss and cellulite reduction.
Tero's shop in Rauma, Finland.
Yana relaxing with the Light Lounge at Biohacking Center in Helsinki. Light Lounge is a machine that should stimulate various brain regions with it's bright led lights. It is used for meditation or to get more creative.
Working out with EMS (Electric Muscle Stimulation) training technology with Sirje Hienonen. During the 20-minutes workout the client wears a suit that passes electricity through wires to the muscles. By the machine a regural training with personal trainer burns hundreds of calories with minimal effort.
Tero after a HIIT (High-intensity interval training) at his home gym in Rauma. The session included four different exercises and he made the roud three times in 15 minutes.
Pekko's sleeping essentials: one machine to watch his sleep and another one for air quality.
Tero enjoying his mushroom tea in forest nearby his home in Rauma.