Attention Quotient

 

AQ™ is a new metric to measure human attention. We’re creating the world’s first global psychology with AQ™.

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.

THREE COMPONENTS OF AQ™:

  • One of the world’s oldest neurological protocols that has been around since ancient times and its specific application developed by Dr. Hans Berger in 1924
  • The proven mathematical model behind IQ, the widely followed metric to measure human intelligence
  • Proprietary technology backed by a decade-long clinical research

 

HOW DOES AQ™ MEASURE MY BIOMARKERS?

Simple, using your iPhone camera lens or Apple Watch sensors.

PLACE YOUR FINGER

Place your finger on your iPhone camera lens. We read your heart activity using the PPG optical technology.

4-MINUTE TEST

Focus for two minutes with your eyes open, and two minutes with your eyes closed.

HEART ACTIVITY

We analyze your heart activity during the test to measure your attention.

More details on Apple’s photoplethysmography (PPG) technology here.

OUR SCIENCE

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 coming in Jan 2021 on our blog.

READING YOUR AQ™ SCORE

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.

More information on how to read your AQ score can be found on our FAQ.

More in-depth explanation of the 5Q’s coming in Jan 2021 on our blog.

THE FIVE QUOTIENTS

Q1 AWARENESS

Q1 is a measure of your capacity to efficiently perform your activities during everyday waking state.

Q2 REST

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 INTROSPECTION

Q3 is a measure of your ability to go inward, allowing you to self-reflect and be self-aware.

Q4 ANXIETY

Q4 is a measure of your ability to manage your anxiety. It is a more precise and detailed anxiety measure than our Wellness Monitor.

Q5 SOMATICS

Q5 is a measure of your awareness of your internal bodily state, which allows you to survey your internal self.

PERSONALIZED MINDFULNESS

The AQ Personalization Engine uses your test scores to curate your personalized mindfulness training.

No more browsing through reams of content to find 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 TRAINING:

  • Developed by globally renowned teachers and neuropsychologists.
  • Based on neuroscience, mindfulness and psychology.
  • Creates lasting emotional, physical and mental benefits.
  • Check out a sample of our training here.

More on our mindfulness advisors and teachers here.

Improve your AQTM

Q4 ANXIETY

22 mins remaining

16/20 SECTIONS

Completed Trainings

Q3 INTROSPECTION

19/19 SECTIONS

More on our mindfulness advisors and teachers here.

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APPLE WATCH USERS

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 coming in Jan 2021 on our blog.

Mindfulness Advisors

Dr. Robert Thurman

Sharon Salzberg

Mark Epstein, MD

LEARN MORE ABOUT US

  • Q.
    Is the AQ app only available in the Apple app store?
    A.
    Yes, for now. We plan to launch the app in Google Play some time in late 2021. Join our mailing list to stay tuned for all our latest updates here .
    Q.
    Do I need to have a smartwatch to measure my AQ™?
    A.
    No. The test and training only require your iPhone and your index finger. However, the Wellness Monitor feature within the app requires the Apple smartwatch.
  • Q.
    Who owns the AQ™ metric?
    A.
    AQ™ is a proprietary metric developed by Mindwell Labs, Inc. The metric and its associated trademarks are exclusively owned by the company.
    Q.
    Who is my AQ™ score compared to?
    A.
    Your AQ™ score is compared to everyone who’s taken the test in our app. While our initial launch is focused on the U.S., there are people from all over the world who’ve taken the test – 40 countries and counting!
  • Q.
    How is the Wellness Monitor different from the AQ™ test?
    A.
    The Wellness Monitor analyzes variations in your heart rate in real time via your Apple Watch. Think of it as a broader, passive way to track how you’re doing throughout the day. The AQ™ test takes a deeper dive into your biomarkers and creates a personalized training for you. In a word, checking the Wellness Monitor is like a doctor taking your blood pressure, and the AQ™ test is when they do your blood work.
    Q.
    What should I do with the data from the Wellness Monitor?
    A.
    The data is shared with you for transparency and your own enlightenment. Feel free to check it before and after an activity (meetings, commuting, meditation, etc.) to see how your heart reacts. There is no in-depth analysis to do on your end – we do that for you!
  • Q.
    How often should I be training?
    A.
    On a daily basis if you’d like! Once you’ve completed a training, your next training will appear on the next day. All of our trainings are designed to be highly flexible. You can choose to spend as little or as much time as you’d like for each section. For example, you can dive deep into each exercise, or skip them and go straight to the meditation. If you get stuck, you can go back at any point to review the material. If that doesn’t help, you can always just start again.
    With that said, training the mind is like training the body. Repetition bears more fruit than sporadic bursts of intensity. Training an average of 3-4x a week is a great start to working out your mind.
    Q.
    How is the AQ app’s meditations different from the meditations I’ve been doing on other platforms?
    A.
    We emphasize meditations that involve visualization. Visualization practices are scientifically proven to develop valuable cognitive skills and insights. They are at the heart of both creativity and mindful awareness. Check out a sample training here.
  • Q.
    Who can see the forum?
    A.
    Forums are specifically tied to trainings and viewable only by those in the current training. In other words, when you start a training, you’ll be able to view and post content within that forum.
    Q.
    Who answers the questions on the forum?
    A.
    The forum is used for peer to peer discussions. If you have specific questions for us, please email us at support@theaqapp.com.
  • Q.
    How should I use the journal?
    A.
    Use the journal to answer questions provided by your trainings and to log your experiences overall. After you’ve completed 12 trainings, we’ll ask you to go back and review what you’ve written to gain a more holistic view of your mental fitness journey.
    Q.
    Who can see my journal and do I have to use it?
    A.
    The journal is completely private and is an optional tool. We do recommend that you take the time to journal down your experience with the trainings, digitally or on paper, so you can reflect upon your mental fitness journey.
  • Q.
    How accurate is the data in the AP app?
    A.
    We access raw data from Apple, then we analyze and synthesize the data through a proprietary framework. Details on Apple’s photoplethysmography technology here .
    Q.
    What will Mindwell Lab’s do with my data?
    A.
    All your data is safe with us, and we never share personal data with third parties.
    More about our Privacy Policy can be found here.