Statistics show that on average we get distracted every 3 minutes. This equates to 31 days of lost time per year. Keeping your attention on things that matter is important. Without good focus, all aspects of your ability to think will suffer.
Unable to keep your focus in the age of emails, smartphones, social media? A new wearable might help.
Its a relatively simple concept. FOCI is a lightweight gizmo that clips to your waist from where it captures diaphragmatic breathing signals, i.e. it detects tiny movements in your breathing. Science has shown these to be closely related with cognitive states. As soon as you start to become distracted, the wearable will buzz gently nudging you to get back on track and refocus.
Your cognitive states are also shown as a stream of colored orbs in the accompanying smartphone app. This is where you’ll find a daily log to help you visualise your mind. FOCI can distinguish between six mind states: distracted, fatigue, calm, focus, flow and stress. The timeline shows when you were in each of these.
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The detailed information can then be used to look for ways to improve. To help the app will point out where you are going wrong and provide real time tips on how to optimise your mental performance. It also provides techniques to make focus your second nature.
FOCI has launched this week on Kickstarter to raise the £10,000 needed to make it a reality. This proved to be no problem as the goal was met in just 5 hours. Delivery to backers is scheduled for October.
Price: $64 and up
$37,491 raised out of $13,404 goal
27 days to go
Estimated delivery: October 2018
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