The human mind is one of the most complicated objects in the known universe, and understanding how it works has become the subject of intense research. FOCI is based on two decades of some of the most interesting research into cognition—neuro-respiration.
Researchers have established that our breathing pattern is closely correlated with our subconscious cognitive state. When we consider how our breathing changes when we are stressed or relaxed, this seems intuitive. The app-connected FOCI features a motion sensor that detects tiny movements in your breathing, and uses a powerful and agile form of machine learning to determine your neuro-respiratory pattern and current emotion state in real time.
This app-connected wearable keeps a record of your cognitive streaks throughout the day to let you know that you have maintained a specific cognitive state for a certain period. FOCI can also be used to start a Deep Work Session with biofeedback.
The Focus Biofeedback assisted meditation feature helps you develop your ability to tune into deep focus by letting you know when you are doing it right. This feature includes complementary audio that gradually transitions from the soothing sound of rain to birds chirping as you reach a state of deeper focus. The Focus Tuning meter will help guide you to relax your body as you breathe in, and feel as much bodily sensation as you can as you breath out. Repeat these 2 steps, and use the Focus Tuning meter to naturally find your way into a state of deep focus.
When you are stressed or fatigued, you disengage the different regions of your brain, which stops you from being focused. Rather than attempting to push through, which would be counter-productive, the Deep Relaxation Biofeedback feature helps you enter a state of deep relaxation so that you can reboot quickly. Similar to Focus Tuning, you can see and hear your Deep Relaxation level, along with adaptive breathing pacing to dynamically guide your breathing to the optimal breathing rhythm to help you focus or relax.
The Focus Boost feature provides both Focus Biofeedback and Deep Relaxation Biofeedback to help you tune your focus or to relax, while the Deep Work Session is ideal for helping you concentrate while you are working.
Abs (Body), Stainless Steel (Clip)
1.73"L x 0.82"W x 0.51"H
— Warranty: Manufacturer's 1 Year
— Lightweight Wearable Device (10g)
— Monitors Breathing Patterns & Emotional State In Real Time: Focus, Flow, Stressed, Calm & Fatigue
— Assists With Deep Work Using Biofeedback: Focus & Deep Relaxation
— Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
— Power: 1 Week Under Typical Usage
— Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 and Above
— Compatibility: iPhone 5 & Above, Running iOS 8 or Later, Android Device Running OS 4.3 or Later With Bluetooth 4.0 Support
— Powered by Arm
— Charging Cable Included
FOCI is a focus boosting wearable that you can clip to the waist. It tracks your emotions through breathing patterns, to boost your focus. So that you get to know every focus, flow, calm, distraction, stress, and fatigue during work. It also has biofeedback features that allow you to train with commonly used psychological techniques, to learn to consciously control attention, and reboot from fatigue effectively.Are there any scientific papers you can point to that show the science behind this device?
Check out the following two papers as an example for your reference.
1. Respiratory Changes in Response to Cognitive Load: A Systematic Review. Neural Plasticity, 2016
2. Respiration-based emotion recognition with deep learning. Computers in Industry, 2017Is there a fee for the app service?
The app is free to download and use. It does require pairing with a FOCI device though.What phones work with this and does it work with IPad?
FOCI works with both Android and iOS. You can use FOCI with your iPad as well, although the user experience is better with the mobile phone.
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