It seems like magic. But really it’s science.
Bringing together Game Theory, Artificial Intelligence, behavioral science, neuropsychology, mathematics and physics to create a quantitative and qualitative analysis of mindsets, emotions and behaviors.
We do this by analyzing your fractal voice patterns and the way you compose texts. This enables us to map out a wide range of mindsets as well as seven different types of stress in various intensities, as well as key drivers of behavior like confidence and emotional engagement. Unlike time consuming and subjective self-assessment, all this happens unobtrusively and with amazing effectiveness, giving you important insights about your relationships, health and productivity.
A breakthrough in analyzing voice: detecting mindsetsForget what you thought voice analysis was all about. Scientific studies have shown that specific emotional states correlate to specific neurological patterns, and these correlate to specific fractal patterns in the voice signal. By analyzing changes in your voice we can measure the ’emotional fingerprint’ of your mindset, enabling user validated accuracy levels of 92% – 94%. We then match this ‘emotional fingerprint’ with the best practice behaviors that have been effective in similar situations. Our methods are based on a wide body of academic research and over a decade of experimenting, prototyping and testing. Most importantly, the technology we have today is based on market-proven traction and user experience since 2010.
Emotions drive our decision-making process
We like to think that rational people don’t let emotions dictate choices and actions. But science has proven that’s simply not true.
Every decision we make is first filtered by how we feel about it. Our emotional reaction is up to three times faster than our cognitive one, meaning our emotions trigger a decision, then our rational self justifies that choice to convince us we were right in the first place.
This is why we can’t use only facts and rationalization to reverse strong feelings such as fear or complacency – only stronger emotions can do that. So if we know what emotions are in play and how to work with them, we can handle even the most difficult objections.
The secret to productive relationships and communication
by Dr. A. Mehrabian,
- 55% Body language
- 38% Tone
- 7% Content
Follow-up on Mehrabian:
Globex, Phone Comm
- 74% Tone
- 14% Situational variables
- 11% Content
It’s all about how things are expressed, not what is being said.Think of how bad news delivered in a soft tone will be less alarming, while good news told harshly will often cause a misunderstanding. This is why our relationships are a reflection of how we communicate with each other – it is the quality of our interactions rather than the sum of things that were said. Getting it right is the key to empathy, understanding and trust. What you say matters, but it’s how you say it that determines the impact, affects how convincing and motivating you are, and how well you create trust. Our technologies enable you to authentically combine the ‘what’ with the ‘how’ for maximum impact.
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The ReMind concept
It’s not just about analysis. That’s where it starts, but ReMind goes way beyond simply giving you a snapshot of your current mindset. It’s like pressing a mental reset button to remove distractions and stressors.
We’ve integrated a large variety of scientifically validated improvement methods to create a powerful yet intuitive three-step process for authentic change. ReMind helps you reset your mind so you are at your most productive, improving your relationships, and increasing wellbeing. It’s about Reflecting on the challenge at hand, Reducing stress that may be blocking constructive thinking, and then Refocusing your mind and your mental energy on the most productive behavior.
Understanding your current state.Voice analysis gives you objective, reliable, data-driven insights into your mindset. This allows you to reflect on your energy level and how you use it, the type and intensity of the stressors you’re feeling, and how your mindset impacts on the way others perceive you.
Maximizing your cognitive power.Intelligently reduce your stress with a sustainable, continuous stress management process. Let the human-like technology help you choose the perfect technique based on your current mindset and personal profile, or choose your favorite from a vast catalogue. It doesn’t matter if it’s your job or your personal life that’s stressing you out – there are techniques to suit every situation.
Reset your mind for optimum performance.Learn how to change your mindset in a natural and authentic way.
We analyzed more than 1.4 million interactions of all kinds – from presentations and negotiations to sales pitches and coaching sessions – to pinpoint the behaviors that drive the most successful conversations. We then harnessed the power of proven bio-feedback systems similar to those used for blood pressure reduction and anxiety control to create a media library of methods to help you reduce stress and focus on your goals.
Numerous carefully selected relaxation techniques.
There are exercises for the body, such as power poses, pressure points and diaphragmatic breathing, exercises for the mind, including autogenic training, and sensory experiences such as relaxing videos, soundscapes and tunes. And yes, we even have some videos of kittens.
Close the gap between where you are now and where you want to be.
The technology matches the most effective improvement methods to your mindset and personal profile. It helps you navigate through your business and personal relationships, maintain healthy behaviors and protect your health against the damaging effects of stress. In short it helps you be happier at home and more productive at work. When combined with wearable tech and other data sources, it becomes even more powerful.