West Virginia University



The research project

The Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute of West Virginia University has always been committed to challenges in the field of social well-being. The RNI wants to improve people’s life by making the most of innovation and development in the mental health sector.

For this reason, Dr. Joshua Hangen, Principal Investigator at the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute of WVU, launched an ambitious four-year-long scientific research project.

The primary objective of this study is to quantify the neurological system capacity for dynamic recovery from daily stress, with a special interest to the sympathetic system (fight or flight response) and parasympathetic system (rest and digest response).

The analysis aims to assess the dry floatation system on Zerobody as a way to improve the quality of sleep and focus while reducing the physiological parameters of daily stress and the individual levels of stress.


The figures of the study

4 years: duration of the project
600: expected floatation sessions
100: patients involved
14: analysed psycho-physiological variants
4: researchers involved


Scott Galster

Vice-president and director of Applied Research, WVU

“The RNI is committed to the continuous evaluation of new methods and technologies to identify new tools to achieve our objectives more easily in terms of the health and well-being of the bracket of the population identified with the acronym AMP2 (that is, Athletes, Military, Patients and Population in general). The assessment of the dry floatation system offered by Zerobody Dry Float is to us a great incentive to pursue the above goals.”