"I’ve been finding it most useful often as a tool to stop me getting distracted on my phone, often I’ll go to pick up my phone and the cognitive biometrics will tell me I’m not in focus and that will often prompt me to start focusing again, almost out of guilt actually! I’ve been finding the vibrations while I’m working very useful."
Alex C. Engineering, Cambridge University
"So far FOCI has been great! I really like the way it incentivises me to focus more as I want to keep getting as many of the yellow focus balls as I can. I found the cognitive biometrics most useful when I was going to sit down for a long study session, as to keep a check on how focused I was. It's been fab."
Holly M. Sociology and Politics, Cambridge University
"FOCI's cognitive biometrics did make me more aware of when I was focused and when not. I tried to increase the amount of focus time that it displayed every day. It tells how far behind I am in terms of focus time compared to yesterday. For example, say it was something like 12 min to catch up to yesterday."
Sanjan D. Engineering, Cambridge University
"The cognitive biometric was most useful to me when it showed that I had not really been concentrating well and therefore this prompted me to take a break rather than to continue to try and study. Notifications especially ones that were encouraging (even when you aren’t concentrating very well) help motivate you to work."
Eloise K. Physics, Cambridge University
"More aware of how I'm working - when i am working. Useful to see 'streaks' forming so i could reassess what i was doing and how. Just the act of putting on/wearing the device to get me into a work/study mood. It'd be the first thing i'd see when i returned to work."
Natasha S. Veterinary Science, Cambridge University