CEO Sarah McDevitt founded Core with the goal of making effective mental wellness support a foundation of everyday life. After playing basketball in college and starting her career at Microsoft, Sarah was taken aback by a bout of anxiety that she had never experienced before. She found personal relief in meditation but discovered it was challenging to make it a regular, long-term habit and wanted to better understand the science behind it. She went on to research mental well-being in her Master's degree at Stanford, and was inspired by the power of meditation and similar practices to impact both mental and physical health. Acquired by Hyperice in July, Core is designed to help people find calm, improve focus and inner strength. Unlike other meditation apps, Core is both an app and a handheld meditation device designed to track heart rate and stress levels.