AQ™ is a new metric to measure human attention. We’re creating the world’s first standard for global psychology.
For the first time, we can quantify human attention and see its impact on health, work and play. Attention training is an essential aspect of mindfulness, which enhances mental health, improves executive functioning, concentration and memory, reduces burnout and improves physical health.
AQ™ will help you strengthen your attention, like a muscle, through personalized mindfulness trainings.
OUR 4-MINUTE ATTENTION TEST
REVOLUTIONARY IN ITS SIMPLICITY AND EASE-OF-USE
Simple, using your iPhone camera lens or Apple Watch.
PLACE YOUR FINGER
Place your finger on your iPhone camera lens. We read your heart activity using the PPG optical technology.
Focus for two minutes with your eyes open, and two minutes with your eyes closed.
We analyze your heart activity during the test to measure your attention.
More details on Apple’s photoplethysmography (PPG) technology here.
The app measures attention through a combination of heart rate readings and their individual variations:
1. Alpha state (when our eyes are closed)
2. Beta state (when our eyes are open)
3. Differences between the two states
4. And cognitive awareness of our somatic state
MORE IN-DEPTH EXPLANATION OF THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE AQ™ TEST IS HERE.
Similar to IQ, AQ™ is a measure of a person’s own skill level in comparison to others.
AQ™, however, is a global metric that updates in real time.
Your AQ™ score takes into account five mental factors:
The 5 Qs of AQ™ are its five component states that provide you a measure of specific states of overall wellness. Every AQ™ test gives you an overall AQ™ and its 5 Qs.
Q1 is a measure of your capacity to efficiently perform your activities during everyday waking state.
Q2 is a measure of the quality of your waking rest, which reflects your sleep quality and your waking state when you are alert and ready for action.
Q3 is a measure of your ability to go inward, allowing you to self-reflect and be self-aware.
Q4 is a measure of your ability to maintain inner balance amidst external pressure. It is a more precise and detailed calm measure than our Wellness Monitor.
Q5 is a measure of your awareness of your internal bodily state, which allows you to survey your internal self.
The AQ™ Personalization Engine uses your test scores to curate your personalized mindfulness training.
No more browsing through reams of content and guessing what’s right for you.
Mental fitness requires more than just meditation. Our trainings offer you guided lessons, meditations and exercises for a comprehensive approach to mindfulness – a complete system for lasting psychological transformation.
OUR MINDFULNESS TRAININGS:
More on our mindfulness advisors and teachers is here.
The AQ™ app offers an additional feature, a Wellness Monitor, for Apple Watch users.
The Wellness Monitor informs you if you are anxious or calm in real-time, 24/7.
We determine your wellness state by analyzing your heart rate variance over a predefined period of time using your heart rate data from Apple Watch sensors and our proprietary technology.
During this state, you are in a productive state of mind. The AQ app will encourage you to tap into your creativity by sending you a creative boost like a short story or a poem.
During this state, you experience worry, unease, or nervousness. The AQ app will encourage you to take a wellness break by sending you a soundscape or a breathing exercise to restore your balance.
The neutral state is your baseline. It is not necessarily an unproductive or undesired state.
MORE IN-DEPTH EXPLANATION OF THE WELLNESS MONITOR HERE.