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.
The Psygraph app is a set of four tools to quantify your mindfulness, and more generally, to allow you to monitor your behavior:
- A stopwatch to track meditation sessions.
- A counter to track awareness and mindfulness of breath.
- A timer that delivers bells and quotes at preset or random times.
- A note utility for 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/or sensor data (such as accelerometer or location data) for subsequent analysis and visualization.
Psygraph is cost-free, ad-free, and doesn’t collect your data: it has been developed to be of benefit to all people. If you want to see if the app fits your needs, you can try out an online version with limited functionality. The source code is open, and available from GitHub.