Is it possible to develop technology that helps you to visualize and expand your awareness? To do that requires that you know yourself; you must become aware of things of which you are currently unaware. That’s a rather lofty goal, but perhaps a simple application to measure your meditation and state of mind could be of use.
The Psygraph app is a set of tools to help with your meditation practice: it provides a stopwatch for tracking meditation, a countdown gong that delivers inspirational quotes, a counter to track your breathing and mindfulness, and a utility for taking text and audio notes. Each tool has a simple interface (consisting of one or two buttons) and a settings page to customize its behavior. Each tool saves its events and sensor data (such as accelerometer or data from a bluetooth device) for subsequent analysis and display, and can optionally upload that data to any WordPress site.
The Psygraph web site allows you to further visualize your activities by providing objective measurements about what you spend your time doing. It displays the amount of time you have spent in meditation sessions, a quantitative measure of mindfulness based on simple breath counting, and any data you enter such as audio and text notes. An online version is available at https://psygraph.com/webclient/.
In order to use Psygraph, all you need to do is download the app. To integrate the collected data with this site, you need to register on this site (or create your own WordPress site and download the plugin). Psygraph is cost-free, ad-free, and we won’t sell your data to anyone: this software is developed in order to be of benefit to all people.