February 21, 2013

APPt time for meditation

Curious how effective your meditation is? Consider downloading Transcend, an new app that gives you neuro-feedback to measure its quality.

Transcend allows you to track and improve your meditation practices over time by reporting the quality and duration of sessions, as well as other helpful metrics. Using these metrics, Transcend can tell when you are successfully achieving meditative states regularly, or whether you may benefit from an alternative form of meditation.

By measuring and recording meditative states, you can track progress.

“This is the first mobile meditation app that gives constructive feedback based on actual neuro-imaging,” said Tony Gaitatzis, CTO and co-founder at Personal Neuro Devices. “Transcend incorporates proprietary brain-activity-analysis algorithms and is based on research studies with individuals who are new to the practice of mediation as well as experienced users.”

Data from each meditation session is gathered using NeuroSky's MindWave Mobile headset (http://neurosky.com/Products/MindWaveMobile.aspx), which uses Bluetooth to transmit real-time electrical impulses via strategically placed electrodes, allowing users to monitor their progress as they melt into a more personal meditation.

Transcend is available for Android in Google Play while an iOS version has just been submitted to the Apple App Store and will soon be available.

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